Peanutty Pretzel Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Oh the sweet & salty, the crunchy & chewy, the chocolate & peanut butter!  I am in heaven, try them, enough said.

Brownies:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
1/2 cup pretzel pieces

Preheat oven to 350°.  Lightly spray a 9”x9” baking pan with non-stick spray.  In large bowl, mixing by hand, combine melted butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.  Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips, peanuts, and pretzel pieces.  Spread batter evenly in prepared baking pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes, until center is set and pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbl milk

With electric mixer, whip peanut butter.  Slowly add powdered sugar and milk.  Whip to smooth spreading consistency.  Gently spread over cooled brownies.

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