Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownie Bites

Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownie Bites

Pretzels and chocolate go together wonderfully. And these double chocolate brownies with a pretzel topper are no exception. Salty, sweet and crunchy, they're the perfect bite sized dessert!

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner
PREP
20 min
BAKE
15 min

Ingredients

6 tablespoonsHERSHEY’S Cocoa
6 tablespoonsbutter or margarine
3/4 cupsugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1/2 cupall-purpose flour
1 teaspooninstant espresso powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1/4 cupHERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
20 whole mini pretzels (about 1-1/2 inches in diameter)
About 2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher salt for topping

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 20 (1-3/4 inches in diameter) mini muffin cups.
  • 2. Melt butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Add cocoa and sugar, whisking until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, espresso powder, if desired, and salt, stirring just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • 3. Evenly divide batter into prepared cups. Top each cup with pretzel, gently pressing it down into batter.
  • 4. Bake 13 to 15 minutes each or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove from oven; Sprinkle tops with salt. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 20 pretzel brownie bites.
  • Baking Tips:
  • For cakier brownies, add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • For a nutty brownie, add chopped walnuts or pecans to batter instead of topping with pretzels.
  • For chewier brownies, add 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 granulated sugar.
  • For sweeter brownies, use HERSHEY’S Kitchens Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar.

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