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Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Sweet and crunchy pretzel bars that are so good, you’ll want to double the batch!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies - Sweet and crunchy pretzel bars that are so good, you'll want to double the batch!

Ever since I was a kid, I never had much of a sweet tooth. It may have been because my mother never let me near any kind of chocolate, candy or soda. But growing up, or actually in the last 2 years, I’ve discovered the world of salted caramel, and boy have I been missing out.

So when I saw these salted caramel pretzel blondies over at Averie Cooks, I just knew I had to make them immediately for The Leftovers Club. I mean, I have a lot of lost time to make up for, right?

Now about these blondies – they not only came together so quickly (they don’t even require a mixer!) but it actually takes almost no effort to put together. And just after 30 minutes of baking, you’ll have the most wonderfully soft yet crunchy bars, oozing with sticky, caramel goodness. It’s a blend of so many textures and flavors, leaving you wanting more and more, so don’t blame me if you happen to finish the entire pan yourself!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Sweet and crunchy pretzel bars that are so good, you’ll want to double the batch!

10 minutes30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup broken mini pretzels
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt, for sprinkling, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray; then line baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Add flour, stirring just until incorporated. Add pretzels and gently toss to combine.
  3. Spread batter into prepared baking dish and drizzle with caramel sauce.
  4. Place into oven and bake for 28-32 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with salt, if desired.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Adapted from Averie Cooks.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love these making again for 168 police officers for National Police Week

  2. I made these and they are simply FABULOUS! I used a glass pan and have a gas oven, and baked them 28 minutes. Next time (and there will sooooo be a next time!) I will start watching them more closely at 25-26 min, because I would have liked for them to be just a little chewier (my fault—NOT the recipe ;-). Thanks for the deliciousness!

  3. You were right. I should have doubled the recipee. Delicious combination of the sweet caramel, crunchy pretzels and salt. I just blew my diet for the week but sooooo worth it. No, I didn’t eat them all by myself. I had help.

  4. Is the butter supposed to be melted??

  5. Could you give a recipe or link to the salted caramel sauce you used? Thanks!

  6. I made these yesterday for my pregnant sister-in-law who is craving sweet & salty! These are delicious! Thank you!

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