Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies

Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies - Dark chocolate brownie topped with butterscotch pretzel cookie. The best of both worlds all in one bar!

Salted butterscotch pretzel brookies are absolutely the best of both worlds. Soft, dark chocolate brownie topped with salty, sweet, butterscotch, pretzel cookies. Now doesn’t that sound sinfully indulgent? Believe me, it is! We decided to use our favorite cookie recipe for this brookie, instead of the typical chocolate chip cookie. It was definitely the right choice.

Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies

Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies - Dark chocolate brownie topped with butterscotch pretzel cookie. The best of both worlds all in one bar!Just look at those lovely bars loaded with dark chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, crunchy pretzel bits and sprinkled lightly with sea salt. Am I conveying exactly how mouth-watering these salted butterscotch pretzel brookies are? So good that I had to send them to the office with my husband and remove them from our house.

Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies - Dark chocolate brownie topped with butterscotch pretzel cookie. The best of both worlds all in one bar!

There are a few steps to this recipe but I promise it’s worth the effort. Combine the brownie layer ingredients and pour into a prepared pan. Next, mix the cookie ingredients. Then place the cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out to fit the pan. Place the cookie dough gently over the brownie batter, sprinkle sea salt over the top and bake.

Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies - Dark chocolate brownie topped with butterscotch pretzel cookie. The best of both worlds all in one bar!

Cool completely, slice and serve. I dare you to eat just one.

Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies
 
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Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Brookies - Dark chocolate brownie topped with butterscotch pretzel cookie. The best of both worlds all in one bar!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 bars
Ingredients
  • Brownie Layer:
  • 1½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup melted, unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cookie Layer:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup broken up pretzel pieces
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 13x9 baking dish with a parchment paper handle, spray with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine brownie ingredients. Blend with a wooden spoon just until combined. Spread in bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  4. For the cookie layer: in a large bowl cream butter and sugar together with a mixer until well combined.
  5. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  6. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  7. Add to wet ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  8. Gently mix in the white chocolate, butterscotch chips, and pretzels.
  9. Place the cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out to the size of the pan.** Gently place over the brownie batter.
  10. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  11. Remove and cool completely before slicing.
Notes
You can also scoop out pieces of the cookie dough, flatten with your hands and piece them together over the brownie batter. I find rolling it out is faster and easier.
 

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