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Gooey Chewy Pretzel Bars

Gooey Chewy Pretzel Bars #sweetandsalty #cakemix #brownierecipe

I have a thing for salty and sweet treats.
Have you ever been eating chips and salsa, for instance, and then you suddenly have to have something sweet?
I know you have.
So you eat a bowl of ice cream and feel satisfied, right?
All that sweetness leaves you wanting a little salt again.
It’s a serious problem. #onlyinAmerica

You can rest easy now though because I have come up with a solution.
Gooey Chewy Pretzel Bars.  Chocolaty, salty, marshmallowy, crunchy sweetness to the rescue!
Yes. That just happened.

Gooey Chewy Pretzel Bars #sweetandsalty #cakemix #brownierecipe

Gooey Chewy Pretzel Bars
by Back For Seconds

  • 1 box devils food cake mix
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups broken pretzels
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows (or 28 large)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • sea salt to taste (optional)
Preheat oven to 350*
Melt butter in a 9×13″ baking dish and sprinkle cake mix evenly on top pressing down slightly. Scatter pretzel pieces, then marshmallows, then chocolate chips. Pour condensed milk over the top and if desired, sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 25 min. Let cool and cut into bars.

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50 Responses to “Gooey Chewy Pretzel Bars”

  1. These look simply mouth-watering! Nice solution to the “must have salty/sweet” dilemma. My children love both pretzels and marshmallows. Will definitely have to try these.

  2. cupsbykim says:

    Oh my gosh! You must live in my mind! The salty sweet thing is going to be the death of me! Thanks for sharing! Stop by Cups by Kim this weekend and link up!!

  3. Jonnique says:

    Love the display of the bars…yummy! Your newest follower! Can you please post at my Taste Thursday party!?

  4. Hi! Visiting from tt&j! These look fantastic! I want one right now.. :)

    Im going to poke around your site a little bit. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party!

  5. Yep. Definitely going to be dangerous visiting here :) But what’s life without a little risk? YUM!

  6. perfect for me if I could get my hands on some marshmallows, YOU ARE BRILLIANT! :D

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  8. Lisa says:

    Wow! What a great looking recipe. I’m definitely a salty-sweet kind of person. Thanks so much for joining Sweets for a Saturday. Hope you’ll be able to join in again.

  9. Winnie says:

    OMG – These sounds wonderful!
    Heavenly treat

  10. Yummy! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop :)

  11. Rose says:

    Those look great! I can’t wait to try them, I love your blog it is so fun. I’m now following you on GFC, I would make my day if you stopped my to visit me and link up to my party @
    Hope you come

  12. momto8 says:

    perfect!! my favorite ingredients!! thank you for this recipe!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can

  13. I Found your link from the sweet indulgence linky party yesterday. I love the sweet and salty of this dessert. Love that they’re bars I can pack easily in lunches. Look forward to trying these and checking out the rest of your blog.
    Take care

  14. My 6 yr old would love this – he prefers salty to sweet so this is his kind of dessert! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  15. Yummy! I love desserts that have pretzels in them. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  16. Oh, yea! This is not only scrumptious looking but it is easy to make. We have my sweet niece living with us for awhile and she loves salty and sweet. I’m going to surprise her and make this!
    May I use your picture with full credit and a link back to your blog? I would love to feature this great treat next week.
    Let me know @…

  17. Sally says:

    These sound so delicious! I will definitely be making them soon.

  18. Love the sweet/salty combination!

  19. I totally have that problem! After lunch I almost always crave chocolate. If I have chips, I want soda. Now I will be wanting these bars thankyouverymuch. :) Pinned!

  20. I am trying really hard to not drool all over my computer! These look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Erin says:

    Oh man, yum! These sound perfect!

  22. Six Sisters says:

    These look so delicious! We hope you’ll be back to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you! -The Sisters

  23. Oh my! It’s 4 in the morning and I want one of these now! I’ll be back to see what other yumminess you’ve created!

  24. The bars look amazing! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: to share this recipe with my wonderful readers.

    Mrs. Delightful

  25. Jocelyn says:

    Yes, I do need something sweet after having salsa:-) These bars are the perfect blend of sweet and salty!!! Love it!!!

  26. Michael Ann says:

    Oh wow, these looks delicious!”Period food” is what a friend calls salt/sweet combos :-)

  27. I’m your newest follower from Cast Party Wednesday. I’m going to have to try that recipe with my girls this weekend :)

  28. Melanie says:

    These look awesome! I love sweet/salty together! Thanks so much for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework!

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
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  29. yum I love the salty sweet combo

  30. Hanunyah says:

    Coming over from Someday Crafts – my first time at your blog! Cute blog, great pictures and yummy-looking recipes! I’m your new follower ;).

  31. Wow who doesn’t love the salty sweet combo?! Thanks for sharing this at our “Beautify It Monday” Party! We hope you’ll be back again next week!

  32. Michelle says:

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this!

  33. I am now your newest follower. Thanks so much for linking up the recipes they are delicious looking and I LOVE sweet/salty so I can’t wait to try these bars! Check back next Thursday for the next link party.


  34. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this!

  35. Thanks for linking up last week! You were one of the most viewed links.. check it out tomorrow :)

  36. Oh my those look delicious!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  37. Terry says:

    This looks and sounds so yummy and I’m so glad you linked up at Sunday Blog Love. This will be featured this week as one of my favorites.

  38. These look DELICIOUS!!! I’m excited to be your newest follower!

    XO, Aimee

  39. Sophie says:

    Wow those look delicious! And your blog is totally adorable! I’d love if you linked up some of your great recipes to my Sweet Saturdays! link party! Hope to see you there!:)

  40. Alyssa says:

    These look amazing and I like how they are made using boxed cake mix. I am your now following!

  41. Anonymous says:

    YUM! Just sent the mountain man to the store for the fixens. I have dulce de leche condensed milk. Can it get any better than this?


  42. Oh. My. Word. Chocolate heaven! I’m pinning this. Visiting from Cherished Treasures.

    Have a great week!

  43. Oooo I bet the pretzels give them the perfect amount of crunch! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  44. O my goodness. I love when my favorite things come together in a snack. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  45. seetastelove says:

    Chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite treat, I think I’m going to have to give these a try.

  46. Mmmm…another incredible confectionery creation! So thrilled to have you be a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17!


  47. Heidi says:

    Oh my goodness I must make this asap…all my favorites in one dessert!! This is being featured today at {Junk in their Trunk}…thanks for linking up!!

  48. Juat saw this at Yvonne’s and had to run over to say I WILL be making these! Sweet and salty is my favorite!!! This seems so easy too, my kinda recipe! Thanks. XO, Pinky

  49. Love any sweet and salty combo!! These look perfect!


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