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Pretzel M&M Brownies

2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pretzel M&M's, divided

Glaze
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 8x11-inch baking dish foil; coat foil with cooking spray or butter.

To make the brownies, in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat egg yolks and sugar for 3 minutes, until light yellow and fluffy. Beat in melted butter and vanilla for 1 additional minute. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until well combined - about 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips and 1/3 cup chopped pretzels M&M's until combined. Spread batter evenly into prepared dish.

Bake 15-16 minutes or until well risen and set. Remove dish from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. In a medium mixing bowl using a mixer on medium speed, beat butter until creamy; beat in confectioners' sugar cocoa powder, milk and vanilla, until well incorporated - about 2 minutes. Spread glaze evenly over warm brownies. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup M&M's on top. Cool completely in refrigerator before lifting out foil and slicing into bars.

Makes 18 brownies

34 comments:

  1. Love the new M & M's. I think they would be fantastic in cookies too:D

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  2. Everything about these brownies is fantastic! You need to put the badge back on your blog that said President of Brownie University!

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  3. Oh man I've been seeing these new treats everywhere and am dying to try them. I will also have to try them in these brownies because they look fantastic. Always love a good sweet salty/salty flavor combo.

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  4. Your cookbook proposal is ABSOLUTELY going to get published! WOW girl!! I need to spend an entire day making your wonderful recipes. They all sound and look FABULOUS.

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  5. emily, this has absolutely NOTHING to do with these brownies and everything to do with cheesecake factory! i don't think you have one near you, but if you do!! otherwise, ill be sure to enjoy it for you! :)

    http://news.mydaily.com/2010/07/29/get-a-half-priced-slice-of-cheesecake?icid=main|main|dl8|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.mydaily.com%2F2010%2F07%2F29%2Fget-a-half-priced-slice-of-cheesecake

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  6. I Don't care if I am the spokeperson there is no way you sticking a pretzel in me!!!!!!

    Curt in KC

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  7. for some reason I haven't loved the pretzel m&ms, despite loving both pretzels and chocolate...and chocolate covered pretzels. love how bright these brownies are and I think I'll try them with another m&m variation!

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  8. Everyone is fallng in love with these new m&ms. I've gone to buy some,but always end up with the coconut m&ms instead - I'm addicted!

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  9. I think you just introduced me to my new best friend. Thanks Emily, I think!?!

    Yummmm... Have a great weekend x

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  10. I'm afraid to try them for fear of getting adicted! Brownies look killer :)

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  11. those pretzel brownies look more than perfect, emily!

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  12. I tasted these m&ms when I was back in the US--sooo good! So sad I can't have them now to make these!

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  13. these would be some tasty brownies for sure. plus, there's that awesome added effect of the bleeding m&m colors. :)

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  14. I still need to get my hands on some of these M&M's..I've been avoiding the temptation for too long :-)

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  15. i loooove these m&m's too! i hope they are here to stay. and i was just telling my husband they'd be even better with peanut butter! uhhh it's like you read my mind. yum.

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  16. Looks awesome...I tried those pretzel M/Ms before...didn't like them as much as M/Ms Peanut Butter...mmmmm soo addicting

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  17. Love the M/Ms but prefer Peanut Butter ones...will have to try

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  18. Those look like fudgy little bars of delight! I love the addition of pretzel M&M's...yum!

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  19. Why oh why can I not find pretzel M&Ms here!?!?

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  20. oh my doggie! these sound like a bad idea, i would have to eat them ALL!! kudos to you and your ingenuity!!

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  21. these look like my husband's dream brownie...i will have to try! great idea!! i just discovered coconut m+m's today. yum! have you tried?

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  22. I love the Pretzel M&M's. I made ccc's with them before we left Kansas, and never was able to blog about them.
    Mmm, brownies with the salty pretzel sound great, too!

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  23. Thanks everyone!

    Sue, haha yes I do!

    t, I wish we had a Cheesecake Factory by us. I would have gone!

    Sarah, :)

    Helen, not yet! I will!

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  24. Have you tried the coconut
    M & M's?? I haven't seen them yet but a friend from Cali was FB bragging about them:)

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  25. my girls love those m& m's they would go crazy if I made them!

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  26. These are my new absolute favorite M&M! LOVE them! Your brownies look delicious!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  27. I haven't tried pretzel M&Ms yet. I'm afraid to. I would snarf them down in no time at all. I love chocoalte and pretzels. Put that in a brownie and I would probably just explode like Mr. Creosote!

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  28. I love the pretzel M&Ms too! Try popping one of the pretzel and one peanut butter M&M in your mouth together... yum!

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  29. Yum!! Those look amazing. I had never heard of the pretzel m&m's.. thanks for the tip! :) I am obsessed now! haha

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  30. Mmmm these look so yummy! I love brownies and the new pretzal M&M's and I have some on hand so I think I am going to whip up a batch of these and maybe swirl some peanut butter into the batter as well! I think that pretzal M&M's with peanut butter in the middle is a great idea!

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  31. How did I miss these?! They look so super yummy!
    I could eat a whole bag of those M&M's..I'm not proud.

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