OOC stands for out of control. These brownies are that. Pretzel crust, cookie dough, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Heath bit brownie batter.
Rich, decadent, over the top, these brownies will cure any sweet tooth craving you have. Happy March 1st! It’s my birthday month! So all month-long I will be posting obnoxiously sweet treats. Alright let’s be honest I always do. LOL
Perfect Chocolate Chip is the recipe I used for the cookie part of these brownies. I already had some in the freezer. I absolutely love freezing cookie dough it makes it easy to have cookies in minutes. Or easy to create a fun crazy dessert like this one. Feel free to make someone fresh, use some store bough cookie dough or get some out of the freezer!
1/2 cup SCHARFFEN BERGER Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temp.
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup Heath bits
2 cups cookie dough (make your own, use bought or take some out of the freezer)
16 mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 baking pan with foil and spray generously with cooking spray.
Melt 1 stick of butter and mix in crushed pretzels. Press evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a double broiler or a large bowl that can sit on top of a saucepan melt 1 stick of butter and the chocolate chips. (You want the bowl to sit on top of the saucepan- the saucepan should have a little bit of water on low-medium heat. You do not want to bowl to touch the water) Cook until just melted. Using a dishtowel take the bowl off of the saucepan and whisk in the cocoa powder. Set aside for a few minutes to cool.
Whisk in sugar. Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and salt. Fold flour in, do not over mix. Fold heath bits in. Set aside.
Press cookie dough on top of pretzel crust, layer Reese's and pour brownie batter on top. Cook for 35-45 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean (no brownie batter on it)
The pretzel crust will be crumbly but add's a beautiful flavor and nice texture to these brownies.