May 31, 2011

Crunchy Pretzel Maple Chocolate Squares

When I got home, I found a surprise. I think the tooth fairy might have snuck in while I was away.

It was on my bookshelf, and it was a bottle. It was a bottle full of a sweet dark sticky heavenly syrup, of the maple variety, to be exact.

Later, I went to the bathroom to brush my teeth, and I found another surprise. More maple syrup.

This morning I was fluffing the pillows on the couch, because this is what I do. Under the pillow I found another surprise. Maple Syrup.

I'm not sure if these surprises are intended to be a practical joke or a hint. I took it as a hint - and I made squares.

In the last 12 hours I haven't found any more surprises. Deep down inside, I'm kinda hoping there's more. This is fun.

Lets get back to business.

Sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy, perfection. 

Butter, flour, sugar, maple syrup, pretzels, salt, and chocolate - that's all you need. It's easy. I promise. 

If you need to borrow some maple syrup, it's cool, I have tons. Just let me know.


1 cup flour
8 ounces of cold butter cubed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup maple syrup
2/3 brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped pretzels
melted chocolate


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. In a food processor pulse the flour, butter, and brown sugar until butter is broken down to small clumps.

3. Line a 10 x 10 inch baking pan with parchment paper and press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

4. In a bowl whisk the maple syrup, sugar, flour, salt, and eggs. Pour on top of the bottom layer and bake for 20 minutes. Add the chopped pretzels and bake for 10 more minutes.

5. Remove from oven and drizzle melted chocolate on top. Let cool in fridge.

6. Don't eat the whole pan. Share with friends.

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