Salted Pretzel Marshmallow Blondies

Salty Pretzel Marshmallow Blondies

These Salted Pretzel Marshmallow Blondies are the perfect sweet/salty/chewy/gooey treat ever!

Yes, you know I love my sweet and salty.

Has it gotten old? I read on the internets the other day that people were “OVER” sweet and salty. How is that even possible? How can one be OVER the best flavor profile ever to exist?

I didn’t even realize it was a trend! What do I know, right?

But in the spirit of killing-overdoing-repeat offendering sweet and salty I made you bars. Sweeter and saltier ones. Deal with it haters.

And while I have never been one to shake my fist at people who opinionize all over the place *ahem,  I think you should make these here bars and eat 12 in the name of not being swayed by trends.

That’ll learn ’em.


There are pretzels involved. We’re fist facing food trends today, so of course pretzels are a player.


Make the batter, spread the pretzels.


Bake it up and then marshmallows. Couldn’t be a cliche of a dessert without ’em!


Spread and broil, baby!


Then let’s overdo it a little more with a chocolate drizzle. Fo shizzle.


Then you should eat them, when they are warm, gooey and completely ridiculously good.





Salted Pretzel Marshmallow Blondies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


recipe adapted from Sweet Cookbook



  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups broken pretzel pieces, divided


  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9″ baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream together butter and brown sugar, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth, scraping sides as necessary. Add in salt and baking powder and mix until combined.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in flour until dough comes together. Finally add in ONE CUP of pretzel pieces and mix until evenly incorporated.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan and sprinkle remaining pretzels on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until center is just set.
  6. Remove pan from oven and turn oven to broil.
  7. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly on top and place under broiler for 30 seconds until marshmallows begin to puff and turn golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven immediately.
  9. Place chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a zip-top bag. Microwave in 25 increments, massaging bag after every 25 seconds until chocolate chips are melted.
  10. Cut off the tip of the bag and drizzle the melted chocolate on top.
  11. Allow bars to cool and then slice into bars.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jan 20, 2017 8:32 am

My tastebuds are never on trend, whoever heard of such nonsense anyway. I think I will have this for my weekend treat! Will never go out of style in my book.

Feb 4, 2015 3:45 am

this is a great way to break up my morning breakfast routine and try something different…and healthy!

Dylan S
Nov 17, 2014 6:56 pm

I can’t wait to try these! I want to make a variation of these with a Peanut Butter twist and fewer/no pretzels. Do you have any recommendations for how to incorporate PB?

Nov 14, 2014 8:46 am

I made these last night and they came out fabulous. Just like the photos. Next time I will leave the pretzels out though. The salty was good, however I didn’t like that the pretzels get soggy and are no longer crunchy. I found myself picking them out as I was sampling. But the blondie base is awesome and I could make that as a standalone it was so yummy.

Nov 11, 2014 1:37 pm

These are perfect!

Nov 11, 2014 11:58 am

One can never have too may sweet and salt recipes! These bars look crazy good!!

Nov 10, 2014 5:04 pm

You dominate my Pinterest to the point where I’m thinking I need to make a separate board just for your recipes. These look AMAZING. And, I want that pan!!!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts\
Nov 10, 2014 4:39 pm

who, in their right mind, would be over these???! these are fab!

Nov 10, 2014 4:23 pm

WHAT?! People are over sweet & salty? TRAGIC! How is this possible? Because these bars look IN-SANE! So gooey and chocolatey and slightly salty….mmmm. I gotta make these babies ASAP!

Nov 10, 2014 1:41 pm

Whoever those sweet and salty haters are, are not real! How can they be? I mean, what’s more perfect than the classic sweet and salty combo?! Love that your recipe has marshmallows, too 🙂 Mmmmmm!

Nov 10, 2014 9:47 am

Sweet + salty = LOVE!!

Nov 10, 2014 8:49 am

Oooh yes, all kinds of magic happening in thees bars – love it!! 🙂

Nov 10, 2014 8:25 am

How can sweet and salty be over? Whoever decides these things is supremely idiotic. Sweet and salty fo’ life!

Nov 10, 2014 7:58 am

That topping!! Gah! These bars are stunning!

Nov 10, 2014 6:23 am

I seriouslly just gasped at the sight of these. I must make them immediately! Of course, then I will have to slap my hands to keep from eating them all but who can blame me? These look so yummy!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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