Over. The. Top. Yep, that’s what these Pretzel Crusted Banana Bread Brownies with Nutella Ganache are. And you know what? It totally works! I puffy heart love when things I’ve been thinking about creating actually live up to their expectations. A salty, crunchy pretzel crust. A dense, fudgy banana brownie. The most heavenly hazelnut chocolate ganache ever created thanks to a jar of Nutella. Yes, an entire jar of Nutella!
This recipe totally came about thanks to a new blog series that I’m so excited to bring to my blog in 2014 – Melanie Makes, Lulu Bakes. Who is this Lulu I type of? That would be Melissa of Lulu Bakes. I first came across her on Twitter, then advertised on her blog late last year and found some gumption and approached her about working together on a blog series. Lucky for me – and you! – she said yes!
Each month, we’ll each be sharing a recipe that we created that includes three key ingredients. This month’s featured ingredients are pretzels, banana and Nutella as selected by me. We’re keeping what we create a secret until we reveal the recipe on our blogs. You can check out Melissa’s drool inducing recipe, here.
This recipe is the definition of ooey, gooey goodness. You can never go wrong with a sweet and salty flavor combination in my book!
I can’t think of a better way to start your week than whipping up a batch of these brownies. The 9×13 pan that I made on Saturday? GONE.