Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars

Posted by Lindsey On 3:20 PM

I love the sweet/salty combo so when I saw these on Brown Eyed Baker I knew I had to try them. I made them for Ben to take to his work, but of course I tried one and boy they are good!! A real treat for your taste buds!

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars
from Brown Eyed Baker

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1½ sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12-ounce bag bittersweet chocolate chips
1½ cups mini pretzel twists, coarsely chopped
¼ cup chocolate chips, for drizzling (optional)
¼ cup peanut butter, for drizzling (optional)
¼ cup pretzels, crumbled, for topping (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a mixer, beat the butter and both sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.

Spread the batter evenly in the pan and press it down evenly with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool completely.

In separate sandwich size baggies, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cut off a small corner on each bag and drizzle the chocolate and peanut butter over the top of the bars. Sprinkle the extra crushed pretzels on top. Let set and then cut into squares.

4 Response to "Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars"

  1. Glad you guys enjoyed these! I just love the sweet/salty combo!


  2. CandiceM Said,

    Yum!! These look fabulous!!


  3. Anonymous Said,

    I love the sweet and salty combo as well, these look delicious!
    I love the new blog look, btw!


  4. Sara Said,

    This looks delicious! I love salt in my chocolate.