Super fudgy Touchdown Brownies loaded with winning players like caramel, pecans and pretzels. They’re always a gameday winner!

Touchdown Brownies - super fudgy and loaded with winning players like caramel, pecans and pretzels!

Football season is here and it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every Saturday from now until the end of the year, we will be at the stadium or glued to the TV cheering on our favorite college team! It’s all about football, friends, family and food!

Yesterday was the first game of the season and despite the 100+ degree weather in Oklahoma, we were there to cheer on our team! It was the first game for the twins and they LOVED it!

Touchdown Brownies

We’re as serious about our football as we are about our brownies and no gameday tailgate would be complete without some serious brownies!

Touchdown Brownies

These brownies are sure to be a winner with your entire gameday crowd! They’re super fudgy and loaded with awesome players like caramel, pecans, and crunchy pretzels! If you’re a fan of the sweet and salty combo, then these brownies are for you! I knew they wouldn’t last long at our pregame get-together and I was right! No brownie was left behind as we headed to the big game!

Touchdown Brownies

Everybody’s a winner when these brownies are around so let me show you how easy they are to bake!

Once you have the batter all mixed together, you’ll spread it evenly into the prepared baking dish…

Touchdown Brownies

Once baked, you’ll place the brownies on a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes before spreading caramel sauce evenly over them…

Touchdown Brownies

And then place pretzels evenly over caramel and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cups of chocolate chips, caramel bits and chopped pecans.

Touchdown Brownies

Touchdown Brownies

Happy Football Season! May the best team win! And if yours doesn’t, just go bake another batch of these brownies! They’re national title worthy!

Touchdown Brownies

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Touchdown Brownies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Super fudgy brownies loaded with winning players like caramel, pecans and pretzels. They’re always a gameday winner!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup caramel bits, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 (12 to 15 ounce) jar caramel sauce
  • 3540 mini pretzels (football shaped if you can find them), for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and lightly grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large microwavable bowl, melt the butter and 2 cups chocolate chips in 30 seconds intervals until completely melted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar then whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Gently stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients until well incorporated.
  4. Fold in 3/4 cup caramel bits, 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cup chopped pecans. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Place on a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes before spreading caramel sauce evenly over the top of the brownies. Place football pretzels or crushed pretzels evenly over caramel and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cups of chocolate chips, caramel bits and chopped pecans. Let brownies cool for at least 30 more minutes before lifting out of baking dish with parchment paper. Cut into squares.

Notes

Place brownies in the refrigerator for at least an hour if you want the caramel sauce to set on top. If serving brownies while still warm, serve them while still in the baking dish.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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      1. Hi Rena! I haven’t seen them this year yet, but I usually find them at World Market, Walmart and Tom Thumb once the NFL season starts. In the meantime, I just use crushed pretzels and they still taste just as great! Enjoy!

    1. What are caramel bits?
      is it caramel candy cut into bits or is it something like chocolate chips but caramel flavor>

      1. Hi Diana! You can find it in the baking section at most major grocery stores. It’s caramel in really small round bits. Otherwise, you can cut caramel squares into small bits. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

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  4. Just made these and my boys are a hard sell. They were sweet, but brownies are supposed to be. I would call them richer than the average brownie but they are decadent! I told them I made them from scratch and they didn’t believe me. Good stuff!

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  6. Hi! For a school research project, i have decided to choose my topic as brownies.But i need an expert to ask questions to.. i was wondering if there is a certain technique to making a perfect brownie? Please respond the best that you or email me. I really appreciate your time, thankyou 🙂

  7. Have you changed your recipe? I made these last year and LOVED them. I am going to make them again but after reading the recipe, I am so sure I put pretzels in the batter too? I seem to remember making a huge mess crushing them. Thanks for an amazing recipe! X

    1. Hi Sadie! Thanks so much for catching that. One draft of the recipe did not have crushed pretzels in the batter and that’s the one I accidentally copied into the post when I moved this recipe over to my new blog. I just updated it! Thanks again! Enjoy!

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  10. […] Touchdown Brownies | The BakerMama. Super fudgy brownies loaded with winning players like caramel, pecans and pretzels. They’re always a gameday winner! Football season is here and it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every Saturday from now until the end of the year, we will be at the stadium or glued to the TV cheering on our favorite college team! […]

    1. Hi Holly! Snyder’s and UTZ’s used to make them and I would find them every year at Wal-Mart during football season, but I haven’t been able to find them the past few years so I just use regular mini pretzels 🙁 They still taste great, just not as football festive! 🙂

  11. If I make these the night before will the pretzels on top stay crunchy? Should I wait to put them on till I am going to serve them?
    Thanks

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