Chocolate Chip Blondies with Pretzels and Potato Chips

by Heather
Chocolate Chip Blondie

Chocolate Chip. Pretzels. Potato Chips. OH MY!

Are you curious about why some foods taste incredibly delicious when paired together? Let’s explore the magical world of flavor combinations and uncover the secret behind why pretzels and potato chips go hand-in-hand with chocolate chip. Get ready for a delightful adventure for your taste buds!

The Power of Contrast

Have you ever noticed how opposites can attract? Well, that’s precisely what happens when it comes to food pairing. Pretzels and potato chips have a salty and savory taste, while chocolate is sweet and rich. When we combine these contrasting flavors, something amazing happens! The sweetness of chocolate balances out the saltiness, creating a harmonious and enjoyable taste sensation in our mouths.

chocolate chip

Texture Magic

Texture plays a vital role in making food exciting. Pretzels and potato chips are delightfully crunchy and crispy, giving us a satisfying munch with each bite. On the other hand, chocolate is smooth and velvety, melting in our mouths. When you combine the crunchiness of pretzels or potato chips with the creamy texture of chocolate, it’s like a fantastic party for your taste buds!

potato chip

Taste Adventure

Our taste buds have different receptors that allow us to experience various flavors. When we eat something sweet, our sweet receptors send a signal to our brain, and the same happens with salty foods. When we combine both sweet and salty foods, like pretzels or potato chips with chocolate, these receptors go into overdrive, sending signals to our brain that make the overall taste experience even more exciting and enjoyable.


Nostalgic Comfort

Do you know what else makes the combination of pretzels or potato chips with chocolate chip so special? It’s the feeling of nostalgia and comfort it brings! You might have noticed that these tasty treats are often enjoyed during special occasions, movie nights, or even as a snack at home. They remind us of happy memories and bring us a sense of comfort and familiarity.

chocolate chip dough

Creative Combinations

The world of food is full of endless possibilities. While pretzels and potato chips are classic choices, you can also explore other creative combinations with chocolate. How about trying chocolate-dipped potato chips or pretzels coated in chocolate? You can even experiment with different types of chocolate, such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate, to find your favorite flavor combination!

blondie with pretzels and chips

So there you have it! The secret behind why pretzels and potato chips go so well with chocolate is the magical combination of contrasting flavors, exciting textures, and the joy of nostalgic comfort. Next time you’re in the mood for a delightful treat, try combining your favorite chocolate with some crunchy pretzels or potato chips. Get ready for a taste adventure that will leave you wanting more!

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Chocolate Chip Blondies with Pretzels and Potato Chips
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  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup pretzels, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup potato chips, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the melted butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar until fully combined.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and combine.
  5. On low speed, mix in the flour and salt until just blended.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, stir in chocolate chips, pretzels and potato chips.
  7. Transfer the batter into prepared pan and spready evenly.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is set and lightly golden.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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Kelly Freeman May 30, 2023 - 8:21 pm
It doesn’t look good, but I will give it a chance!
Debbie P May 30, 2023 - 9:41 pm
These look amazing!
Kara Marks May 30, 2023 - 11:38 pm
These sound fabulous!
Kaitlyn Walas May 30, 2023 - 11:43 pm
Wow never thought about this combo before! I will give it a try sometime!
Irina June 1, 2023 - 3:25 am
Looks delicious!
Maureen June 2, 2023 - 10:28 am
WOW what a great recipe. Probably twice a month I make something that is a treat for my husband and others (yes myself too at times) and he loves chips, and pretzels and Chocolate. Thank you so much for the recipe. This might be next up for the oven--when it gets a bit cooler.
Patrick Cadette June 7, 2023 - 9:42 am
Omg..will be trying this one for sure . looks delicious..😁😁😁👍👍👍
Molli Lillian Taylor June 2, 2023 - 11:21 am
blondies are my fav! would love tot try this recpie!
Terri Quick June 3, 2023 - 10:44 pm
These look so good
jeanne pellin June 4, 2023 - 2:32 pm
OK These look really good. I'll try them out on the family soon
Jodi Hunter June 6, 2023 - 3:06 pm
OMG, these look so yummy, we will try this recipe out for sure.
Brittany Gilley June 7, 2023 - 1:13 pm
love all the flavors included
Maria Egan June 11, 2023 - 5:04 pm
Looks like the kind of decadent dessert my family would love.
Jeanna Massman June 12, 2023 - 4:32 am
These look delicious. I like the combination of ingredients.
Brittany Gilley June 26, 2023 - 11:29 pm
love these combinations!

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