PRETZEL BROWNIES with SALTED CARAMEL

These are sweet, salty, crunchy and oh so chocolatey!

BROWNIES
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups lightly crushed pretzels I crushed mini twists, small and large pieces are fine)
salted caramel sauce to top brownie or use by itself! (recipe below)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan. While oven is preheating Mix in a large bowl flour, sugar, chips, cocoa, baking soda and salt till well blended.
In a small bowl mix eggs, vanilla, water and oil. Add this wet mixture to your dry ingredients and mix until smooth. The mixture will be thick. Pour 1/2 batter into prepared pan and then evenly cover with pretzel pieces pour remaining batter over pretzel pieces and bake for 30-35 min. until done. Let brownies cool before cutting. Top with warm salted caramel sauce and enjoy this treat! While brownies are cooling cook your caramel sauce.
SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
1 cup half and half
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp vanilla

In a small pan over med. low heat add butter, sugar, half and half and salt and stir gently for 6 minutes sauce will thicken as it cools. Add vanilla and stir for 1 more minute then remove from heat. Allow to cool a little bit and pour oven brownie! I cut the brownie into squares and then pour caramel over one at a time, not the whole batch! Yum! Enjoy!

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