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2 Kinds of Cookies & Chocolate Chip Pretzel PB Cookie Bars: Baking on Location with Mommabear

Mom had two of her usual cookie choices for the company to have during the week….Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Toffee and Chocolate Chip. The end of the week we did some more baking to take to Grandpa on the Farm and to freeze for Dad’s hunting trip in September. We made two more of Mom’s specialties (she isn’t crowned the Cookie Queen for nothing!), Ranger Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin and decided to make something new…



Chocolate Chip Pretzel PB Cookie Bar

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 apple sauce single serve cup (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips + ¼ cup chocolate chips, for drizzling
  • 1½ cups pretzel twists, coarsely chopped+ ¼ cup pretzels, crumbled into bits for topping
  • ¼ cup peanut butter, for drizzling

Whisk together flours, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl, set aside.
Beat butter, applesauce and sugars in a standing mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Look we have matching mixers ; )

Then add dry ingredients from mixing bowl into mixer until just incorporated.

Stir pretzels and chocolate chips into mixture.


Spread the batter in a greased 9×13 pan.


Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool for about 15 minutes.


Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of pan, then use a spatula to spread them as they melt.

Heat peanut butter in microwave (about 30 seconds).

Sprinkle pretzel bits over chocolate later, then use a fork to drizzle peanut butter over-top.


*Notes after eating….
These were kind of cakey and the pretzels IN the brownies didn’t stay crispy (boring, I would rather add nuts for texture). The topping was delish, but who doesn’t love salty, chocolaty, peanutbuttery?! 
Next time: I would make a favorite brownie recipe and add the pretzel, PB, chocolate topping OR make a crispy bottom pretzel crust, chocolate chip brownie/blondie with PB, and caramel topping. What would you like to see a recipe for? Comment below and I’ll get to work!

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