Peanut Butter Pretzel Cashew Brownies
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These brownies have it all: rich chocolate flavor, peanut butter swirls, and crunchy cashews and pretzels.
Serves: 12 brownies
For the brownies:
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cashews, lightly toasted
  • ¾ cup pretzels
For the peanut butter swirl:
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9” square baking pan with two pieces of parchment paper and butter the paper.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate, either in a saucepan over medium-low heat or in a microwave safe bowl on 15-second bursts, stirring after each burst. Once both are melted, stir until smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the sugars, followed by the eggs. Using a spatula, stir in the flour and salt until the mixture is smooth, then fold in the cashews.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the peanut butter, melted butter and sugar.
  5. Pour roughly half of the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan, followed by half of the peanut butter mixture, then the rest of the chocolate and the rest of the peanut butter. Keep it in distinct layers, or take a knife and swirl them together. Place a layer of pretzels on top, then bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the center is just set.
Recipe by Today We Bake at