Bake Club Pretzel Swirl Brownies

Published January 24 2022

Overhead of pretzel swirl brownies in a pan.

Makes 12 squares, one 8x8” pan

Pretzel Batter

1 stick butter

⅔ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups pretzels, ground down into about ¾ cup pretzel flour 

¼ cup flour

½  teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Brownie Batter

4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter

⅔ cup chocolate chips 

½  cup sugar

1 egg 

¾ tsp vanilla extract

⅓ cup flour

¼  teaspoon salt


  1. Heat the oven to 350F and pan spray an 8x8” baking dish.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt a. 1 stick of butter in one bowl and b. 4 tablespoons butter and ⅔ cup chocolate chips in other bowl. 
  3. Finish mixing Pretzel Batter by taking bowl a. and stirring ⅔ cup light brown sugar and ¼ cup sugar together until smooth. Stir in 1 egg, mixing until smooth. Then stir in pretzel “flour”, ½ cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon baking powder until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Finish mixing Brownie Batter, by taking bowl b and stirring in ½ cup sugar until smooth. Stir in 1 egg and ¾ teaspoon vanilla, mixing until smooth. Then stir in ⅓ cup flour and ¼ teaspoon salt until smooth. 
  5. Scoop some of the brownie batter, then some of the pretzel batter into the greased baking dish, alternating one and the other so you get a brilliant mix of the two throughout the pan. Feel free to drag a dinner knife around once all batters are distributed to get more of a swirl effect.
  6. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Until the pretzel filling has set (the brownie batter will still have a little shine. Cool completely at room temperature before giving away!