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Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Sugar Cookie Heath Brownie Bars

Hollie Schultz
This triple layer dessert bar combines cookies, pretzels and brownies and will be a hit with your family.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 868 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pretzel Layer

  • 2 1/2 cups butter pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 5 TBSP granulated sugar

Cookie Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Heath Bits

Brownie Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

Pretzel Crust

  • Crush the pretzels in a food processor or however you like to crush pretzels. I also recommend not crushing the pretzels to dust but keep some small pieces to keep the crust crunchy.
  • Mix the melted butter (melt in microwave), sugar and pretzel crumbs. Press into lightly greased 13×9 pan. Set aside pretzel crust and make the cookie dough. (*Note: I have a 8×8 pan in the photos because I split the recipe into two different pans. I recommend putting it all in one 13×9 pan!)

Cookie Dough

  • Cream together 1 1/2 cups butter and 2 cups sugar until smooth. Beat in 4 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir in the 5 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt. There you have it - sugar cookie dough! Add 1 cup Heath Bits and mix thoroughly.
  • Lightly press the cookie dough evenly on top of the pretzel crust. The easiest way I found to add the sugar cookie layer is to literally roll the dough out like you would with cut out cookies.
  • Set the pan on top and cut out a large rectangle so the dough fits into the pan. Lightly press the dough to the edges.

Brownie Layer

  • In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, water, and vanilla.
  • Add the dry mix to the wet mix and stir until just combined.
  • Pour evenly over the sugar cookie layer.
  • Evenly distribute brownie batter to the sides.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and then enjoy!

Notes

Any kind of pretzels will do but I recommend using crushed butter pretzels for the recipe (you find them next to the regular pretzels and they are literally called “Synder Butter Pretzels”)

Nutrition

Calories: 868kcalCarbohydrates: 110gProtein: 10gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 553mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 3gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 976IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 4mg
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