Chocolate Chip Pretzel Blondies

This recipe comes from the January 21, 2011 issue of “All You” magazine.  I made them for some of the girls at church as traveling treats as they are off to Youth Conference today (and I of course saved some for us too!).

2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed salted pretzels (3 oz)

2 oz bittersweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips and doubled this amount)

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (doubled this too)

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Line 9 x 13″ pan with parchment paper.  (I am currently out of parchment paper so I used aluminum foil and sprayed it with Pam.)

2  Mix flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.  Beat butter and sugar until light.  Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla.  Beat in flour mixture.  Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup pretzels.  Spread evenly in pan.  Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 – 30 minutes.

3  Melt chocolate with peanut butter in microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds, until smooth.  (I doubled the ingredients for the glaze as the original amount just didn’t look like enough.)  Spread mixture evenly over blondies.  Sprinkle with remaining pretzels.

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