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Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies

The pretzel crust in these Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies gives an added dimension to the rich chocolate and creamy cheesecake. Every bite is delightful!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies, Cheesecake Brownies
Servings: 20
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Elise Donovan


  • 9x13 inch pan
  • Hand Mixer




Cheesecake layer:


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together crushed pretzels, sugar and melted butter in a bowl until combined.
    Crushed pretzels mixed with melted butter in a bowl for Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies. Wooden spoon on the side.
  • Press firmly into a 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 6 minutes.
    Pretzel crust pressed into a 9x13 baking dish for Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Reduce heat to 350 degrees.
    Baking dish with baked pretzel crust topped with melted chocolate chips for Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies.
  • Brownie: Mix sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. Add water, eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour and cocoa powder. Slowly add to wet ingredients until just combined.
    Bowl of brownie batter for Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies.
  • Cheesecake: Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs.
    Bowl of cheesecake mixture for Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies. Wooden spoon on the side.
  • Carefully spread half of brownie mixture evenly over pretzel crust. Pour cheesecake on top of brownie mixture. Spread remaining half of the brownie mixture over cheesecake layer.
    Unbaked baking dish of layered Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies.
  • Cook 35-40 min. or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Baked dish of Pretzel Crust Cheesecake Brownies.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 777IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg