Here is the recipe for the homemade crunchy brownies I made to go along with one of my recent smokes.
There isn't much you will need as these are really easy to make - this is what you need to gather up...
Ingredients for your favorite from scratch brownie recipe - you can cheat & use a store bought mix if absolutely necessary
A couple handfuls of small pretzels
Caramel - I always make mine as needed but once again you can cheat with store bought if need be
A little bit of coarse salt
A baking pan - I use a 9 x 13
Start by preheating your oven to 350* & putting a layer or two of pretzels in your baking pan - I usually go with two.
Add your ingredients for the brownies, mix them up
& pour the brownie mix over the pretzels. Put them in the oven & bake for 1/2 hour or so until they are done. They may take a bit longer with the pretzels - use a toothpick to test for doneness.
When they are done take them out to cool
& start making your caramel - if you are using store bought caramel skip this step.
Caramel just getting finished.
When the brownies have cooled pour the caramel over the top of them.
& sprinkle lightly with coarse salt - I used a coarse Mediterranean sea salt.
& there you have it - you just made some crunchy brownies