Pretzel Brownie Bars

Layer brownies and pretzels for the perfect sweet-and-salty fudgy dessert bar.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2
cups crushed pretzels
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted

Brownie

1
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
1/4
cup water
2/3
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2
cup crushed pretzels

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). In medium bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir brownie ingredients until blended. Carefully spread batter over cooled crust. Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, melted chocolate and the vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat in 1 tablespoon milk until blended. Beat in additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled brownies; sprinkle with crushed pretzels. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Use food processor to easily crush pretzels.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.