Caramel Pretzel Crunch Brownies

Top fudgy brownies with a warm gooey caramel layer, chocolate chips, toffee bits and a pretzel surprise.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on brownie mix box
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
tablespoon milk
1
cup pretzels, coarsely crushed
1/3
cup toffee bits

  • 1 Heat oven to 350° F (325° F for dark and nonstick pan). Grease or spray 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Make brownie batter as directed on box, using water, oil, and eggs; stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips (reserve 1/2 cup). Spread into pan. Bake 24 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from edge comes out almost clean. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium microwaveable bowl, microwave caramels, butter, and milk uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Carefully pour and spread over warm brownies. Sprinkle with pretzels, remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and toffee bits. Cool completely.

Expert Tips

Use bittersweet chips for an extra-rich bar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.