Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Truffle Brownies

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Truffle Brownies | ButtercreamBlondie.com

It was brought to my attention last week that there is no brownie recipe on my site.  What?? How is that even possible?  We’ve known each other for quite some time now, and this is definitely something I should not be keeping from you.  The situation needed to be rectified asap, so I busted out my favorite brownie recipe, and just to make it up to you, dolled it up even more!  All I can tell you is this is one recipe worth waiting for…
Every once in a while a brownie craving strikes.  Now it doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, I can assure you no run of the mill brownie will do.  I expect a lot from a brownie, it should be rich, decadent, and truffle like.  I developed this recipe a while back, and it always delivers.  To take it to another level, I added a peanut butter swirl.  I mean you really can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.  This situation got even better when I added pretzel M&Ms to the mix.  Have you tried them yet?  In a word, addictive.  We’ll leave it at that.
I mixed the M&Ms into the batter, swirled the peanut butter on top, and sent it off into the oven where everyone could get to know each other.  The way these brownies bake let you know you will soon be in brownie bliss.  They poof up just a bit, and the top starts to crack.  When you pull them out of the oven they sink a little, especially in the middle.  At this point, you’ll want to just grab a fork, but wait. Let them set, and then go for it.
The end result is perfectly sinful.  Decadent, truffle brownies that have a slight crunch from the M&Ms. A bit of salt from the candy keeps them from being overly sweet.  The peanut butter, what can I tell you, I don’t even have words…  This is definitely one you don’t want to miss!

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Peanut Butter Swirl

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Cream peanut butter and butter.
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar.
  3. Mix in vanilla.
  4. Set aside while you prepare the brownie batter.

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Truffle Brownies

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup crushed pretzel M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line an 8″ x 8″ pan with parchment paper & spray with non stick spray.
  2. Pulse pretzel M&Ms in food processor to break them up and set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate & butter together.
  4. Mix eggs & sugar with whip attachment a few minutes until eggs thicken and get lighter in color.
  5. Mix in vanilla.
  6. Pour melted chocolate/butter mixture into mixer. Make sure it warm, not hot.
  7. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix just to combine.
  8. Mix in crushed M&Ms.
  9. Pour batter into pan. Spoon peanut butter mixture on top and swirl together with a toothpick.
  10. Bake at 325 degree for 45-50 minutes rotating once halfway through.
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45 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Truffle Brownies”

  1. 1
    April says:

    >wow, these brownies look fantastic, I love the additions you made…now I have a serious sweet tooth craving this morning :)

  2. 2
    Cassie/Bake Your Day says:

    >Oh my goodness, I am drooling all over the place. This is a perfect combination of ingredients. Yum!

  3. 3
    Kiri W. says:

    >Oooooooh! Minus the pretzels I would positively kill for these!!

  4. 4
    Renee @ Tortillas and Honey says:

    >These look absolutely delicious! I love the way the layers came out. I can't wait to try them!

  5. 5
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    >Goodness! These look heavenly! Love it!

  6. 6
    BinomialBaker says:

    >Oh my! You put all my favorite things together in one dessert! Yum!

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    Quiche-ing Queen says:

    >Oh my! My mouth is watering. Perfect flavor combination. Yummy!

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    RavieNomNoms says:

    >Those are some heavenly looking brownies!

  9. 9
    Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chew says:

    >Not only do these look incredibly decadent and delicious, but your photography is gorgeous! It might kill me, but I could easily eat the whole pan!

  10. 10
    Emily @ She Makes and Bakes says:

    >These look incredible, and you definitely had me at the name. Can't wait to try them!

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    S.V. says:

    >These pictures look amazing I fell like I could literally reach into my computer and grab one. YUM! Sounds amazing!

  12. 12
    Happy When Not Hungry says:

    >These look awesome! I'm literally drooling. Yum!

  13. 13
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    >There are so many things I love about these, I can't even begin to tell you! I would eat the whole pan.

  14. 14
    Baking Serendipity says:

    >This is the perfect combination of flavors. For whatever reason I love using the pretzel m&m's in baking…but not snacking. Clearly they were made for this. Love it!

  15. 15
    Baker Street says:

    >Holy moly! These look heavenly! Love the first picture M! :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    >Dang! I am a sucker for a brownie. I will be trying these soon, love the extra pb swirl!

  17. 17
    Lizzy says:

    >Well, you and I must balance things out…I bet I have more than 50 brownie recipes on my blog! And this looks like one I'd love to try, too…I'm a sucker for brownies!!!

  18. 18
    Anita at Hungry Couple says:

    >I think we can forgive you for the previous lack of brownies since you've put just about every good thing in this one!

  19. 19
    Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook says:

    >Oh dear lord, these look absolutely incredible! I can't even get over the amount of amazing things in this brownie. You are a genius!

  20. 20
    Vicki @ WITK says:

    >Well that looks just amazing. A great way to make up for the lack of brownies on your site! :)

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    >Can not wait to make these. Love the pictures!!

  22. 22
    Katherine Martinelli says:

    >These have everything!!!! Love the sweet and salty going on here.

  23. 23
    Terra says:

    >My hubby would love these….Okay I would love them too:-) They look pretty fantastic! Hugs, Terra

  24. 24
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says:

    >Everything but the kitchen sink brownies! I love them, they look terrific!

  25. 25
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks April!

  26. 26
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Renee! Hope you enjoy them!

  27. 27
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks so much Mary Ellen!

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    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Emily, hope you enjoy them!

  29. 29
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks girl!

  30. 30
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Lol, you & me both!

  31. 31
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks so much for saying that! I love it too!

  32. 32
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Haha, very true Lizzy!

  33. 33
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Anita ;)

  34. 34
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Haha, thanks girl! The pretzel m&ms make them!

  35. 35
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Vicki, figured I might as well go all out!

  36. 36
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thank you! Enjoy!

  37. 37
    Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} says:

    >I LOVE LOVE LOVE these brownies. Love the peanut butter swirl and the pretzel M&Ms, oh my! can't get any better!

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    colleen says:

    Yes please. :)

  39. 39
    Kim Bee says:

    So…your engagement ring is in the mail. You must marry me. This cinched it.

  40. 40
    Ally says:

    Oh my goodness… these are the epitome of delicious!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

  41. 41

    Fabulous! Just found your site…can’t wait to follow along. Have any leftovers you need to get rid of? :)

  42. 42

    These just look sinfully good!

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