Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies

I think it’s about time we had another dessert around here don’t y’all think? Blondies are one of my favorite quick desserts to make. If you have a good, basic blondie recipe, it is such a blank slate for whatever flavors you want to add. I have two other blondie recipes here that are so delicious! My Loaded Pumpkin Blondies are on repeat during the fall around here. Also, remember my White Chocolate Cherry Blondies from last summer? I can’t wait to make those again! The idea for my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies popped into my head a few months ago and I am so happy with how they turned out!

I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? Add the crunchy pretzels and that’s a trio of flavors that makes my mouth water! My two girls normally aren’t fans of peanut butter and they LOVE these! No one can resist these warm out of the oven with a glass of milk!

The cast of characters! Except pretend there’s an extra egg and some salt in that picture…

The first time I made these, they turned out very dry but were really good. Oh darn I had to make them again! Ha! The second time around I reduced the peanut butter, reduced the pretzels, and added an extra egg. Success!

They are so fun to make! Here they are ready for the oven with my real life mess in the background!
30 minutes and they are ready! I like to add some extra, larger pretzel pieces on top for fun but that’s optional.

I wish I hadn’t let my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies sit on my recipe idea list for so long. They are amazing and are definitely going on the regular dessert rotation around here! Hope you love them too!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies

  • Servings: Serves 10-12
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Ingredients

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter, mostly melted and slightly cooled
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cups pretzels, broken into small 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
Baking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by lightly coating with nonstick baking spray.

With a stand or electric mixer, beat brown sugar and butter together until smooth. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour then baking powder and salt. Continue mixing until flour is incorporated and mixture is smooth.

Add peanut butter and mix until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips and pretzels.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly (mixture will be thick).

Optional: add large pieces of pretzels to the top of the batter and lightly press.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until edges are lightly golden and center is set.

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