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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Sea salt caramel pretzel brownies

Drizzle
5sp/4pp each
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Baking
Servings 9

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
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites 1/4 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp sugar free caramel topping
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Crush your pretzels into a crumb, I placed in a bag and crushed with a heavy glass.
  • Sprinkle into the bottom of your baking dish, drizzle your melted margarine on top of pretzel crumbs.
  • In a bowl beat together your egg, egg whites, sugar and apple sauce for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in your vanilla, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and chocolate chips and mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake in oven for 20-23 minutes.
  • Let cool then cut into 9 large brownies (you can cut them smaller and figure out points as they will be less)
  • Makes 9 brownies at 5 smart points each or 4 points plus (WW old point program)
  • 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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14 Comments

  1. 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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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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  3. 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.

    • Drizzle Reply

      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™

      • 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.

  4. 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!

    • Drizzle Reply

      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

  5. Michelle Pate Reply

    Do you have any idea how many grams to use instead of 2C of pretzels? When it comes to things with shapes (or even cheese, lol), it’s so much easier for me to weigh the product in grams than to try to guess how many pretzels there would be in 2C.
    And to clarify, you measure the pretzels whole then crushed them (so my thinking is that whatever size pretzel was used, as long as you used the correct number of grams, it would be irrelevant what size they were since they’re going from whole to crushed based solely on weight).
    Thanks for your help in figuring this out. I’d love to try them!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Michelle after a quick google search (sorry don’t have pretzels in the house at the moment) 1 cup is equal to 40 grams, hope that helps

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