Monday, October 10, 2011
Nutella Pretzel Bars
Recipe from Dula Notes
8 T. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. granulated sugar
1/2 C. Nutella (or other hazelnut spread)
1 large egg
1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. flour (spooned and leveled)
1 t. kosher salt
1 C. crushed pretzels (break into smallish pieces, but not too small)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8×8 baking pan with butter, line with a sheet of parchment leaving a 2″ overhang on both edges. Butter parchment.
2. In a large bowl, whisk butter, sugars and Nutella until smooth. Whisk in egg and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix just until moistened (do not overmix). Fold in 1/2 C. of crushed pretzels. Transfer batter to prepared pan and spread in an even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 C. of crushed pretzels.
3. Bake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-30 min. Set pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift bars from pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.