Are you addicted to Pinterest? I know I’m not, of course, not in any way, shape or form! Why would you think that?
Oh, all right, I am. I love Pinterest. It is one of my favorite ways to while away the time. Here is my Pinterest page – it is a window into my very soul. Or my shallow, cats/baking/knitting/vintage clothing and craft-project-lovin’ soul. Occasionally I tear myself away from the computer and try out an appealing recipe or craft project. One pin that I kept seeing again and again is this one, for Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies. This combines many things I like – i.e. brownies, pretzels and chocolate, and caramel! There’s not even a recipe attached – just those self-explanatory pictures. We got invited to a neighbor’s Super Bowl party last week, and since there’s no way I could justify just making these bad boys for my little family, I seized the opportunity to try them out on a crowd.
Here are my self-explanatory pictures: 1) regular uncooked brownie mix; 2) place pretzels on top before baking; 3) after baking, pour caramel sauce all over; 4) yum. Success! They were delicious and well-received.
Only one caveat: since there were no directions, I poured the caramel sauce on right after they came out of the oven. I had some idea that that would slightly cook (or dare I say, caramelize!) the caramel sauce. But what happened is that the caramel sauce seeped into the cracks in the brownies and soaked into the brownies. Not the worst problem in the world, but next time I would wait until the brownies cooled a little before I poured the sauce on, to preserve the separate chocolate and caramel flavors a bit more.
Final Thoughts: These were ridiculously easy to make and made for a snazzier party gift than regular brownies. They would be fun to make with kids. People (other than my husband, who delicately picked off the pretzels) loved the salty/crunchy quality that the pretzels added.
Overall Pinterest Duplication Success Score: 95%