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Sea salt caramel pretzel brownies

March 1, 2016

That title is a mouthful! And so were these brownies.. I wanted something salty and something with pretzels, so ta-da..these delicious sea salt caramel pretzels were born and man are they good!! They are huge… and definitely worth the 5 smart points πŸ˜‰ You won’t be disappointed with these…so go get baking πŸ™‚

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3.0 from 2 reviews
Sea salt caramel pretzel brownies
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Serves: 9
 
5sp/4pp each
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of pretzels, I used Rold Gold tiny twists, and measure them before crushing them
  • 1 Tbsp reduced fat margarine, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp sugar free caramel topping
  • Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Crush your pretzels into a crumb, I placed in a bag and crushed with a heavy glass.
  3. Sprinkle into the bottom of your baking dish, drizzle your melted margarine on top of pretzel crumbs.
  4. In a bowl beat together your egg, egg whites, sugar and apple sauce for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in your vanilla, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Very gently pour your brownie batter on to your pretzel crumbs, try to spread without messing up the crumbs too much, it's ok if some show through around the edges.
  7. Pour your caramel sauce into a small zip lock bag, cut of tip of bag and drizzle on to brownie batter, top with a pinch of sea salt.
  8. Bake in oven for 20-23 minutes.
  9. Let cool then cut into 9 large brownies (you can cut them smaller and figure out points as they will be less)
  10. Makes 9 brownies at 5 smart points each or 4 points plus (WW old point program)
  11. Nutritional info per brownie.. Calories 147..Fat 2.6g.. Saturated fat 0.7g..Carbs 28.1g...Fiber 1.9g..Sugars 8g.. Protein 3.9g

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12 Comments

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    Reply SANDRA April 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Kate thank you for the Granola treats recipe my daughter Andrea made some up and they are lovely.
    So now we have bought the ingrediants and Andrea has made two batches for the WeightWatchers class tomorrow, I have copied and printed the recipe out for the class.
    the only thing is we could not find the light maple syrup or the light peanut butter so we use ordinary and left out the brown sugar.
    I am sure the class will love them so thank you
    kind regards
    Sandra
    from the uk

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      Reply Drizzle April 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Hi Sandra, that is so awesome your sharing with your group, especially all the way in the UK (I was born in England, Manchester) I hope they all enjoy them.. I know it’s hard some times when it comes to ingredients and living in another country.. but your compromise sounds great πŸ™‚ Take care..

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    Reply Tiffany R August 21, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I made these today and I followed the recipe exactly, but they tasted awful (bland and spongey). I don’t know what I did wrong.

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      Reply Drizzle August 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      I am so sorry to hear that πŸ™ it is hard for me to tell you what you did wrong without being there and honestly you could of done everything right and they just were not for you πŸ™

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        Reply Belinda March 14, 2019 at 6:55 pm

        I had the same issue. I think it’s lack of wet ingredients as mine were very dry. Going to try them one more time and add some plain Greek yogurt or milk.

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    Reply Raena August 31, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Made the brownies this morning. I love them! Used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate cacao. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Thanks for another great recipe!

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      Reply Drizzle August 31, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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    Reply Josie Penney May 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Would these be ok to freeze?

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      Reply Drizzle May 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Yes I think they would freeze ok

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    Reply D March 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    What would the freestyle points be if using splenda or stevia?

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      Reply Drizzle April 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Hi, sorry I only know the points as I made it, I never use splenda or stevia so I would not know the difference, you’d need to do build it in your App

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