I whipped up this dish for the girls the other night. The original recipe calls for making all three elements (brownies, frosting, and chocolate-covered pretzels) from scratch. Unfortunately, it was 7:30pm when I was informed that these “needed” to be made, asap…so we had to cut some corners.
From scratch would probably be even better, but this version was pretty freakin’ awesome, too.
Sweet & Salty Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting
For 24 “extra thick” brownies
1 box (2 pouches) Ghirardelli “Triple Chocolate” Fudge Brownie Mix
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup veggie oil
1 cup cream-cheese frosting
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
2 cups chocolate covered pretzels
Prepare dish and brownie mix according to package instructions, and bake.
Mix peanut butter and frosting together (I used my KitchenAid) until completely blended.
Place chocolate-covered pretzels in a zip bag and crush into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces.
Allow cooked brownies to cool slightly. Spread frosting to completely cover the top, sprinkle with pretzel pieces.