Healthy Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownies with Chocolate Ganache (gluten-free and refined sugar-free)

Healthy Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownies with Chocolate Ganache (gluten-free and refined sugar-free)

Brownies with double the chocolate, made gluten-free and topped with crunchy pretzels for a decadently healthy dessert or late night snack.

There’s no doubt that brownies are one of my favorite desserts so I like to make a batch about once a week to snack on when a chocolate craving hits. These brownies are the perfect solution for any chocolate lover trying to reduce their sugar intake and eat gluten-free.

I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake in these brownies. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website

Healthy Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: Snack, Appetizer, Dessert

Yield: 9

Serving Size: 1 Brownie

Healthy Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownies


  • 1/2 gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 32g chocolate protein powder PEScience
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocao powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
    Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips, Lily's
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 5 gluten-free pretzels
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 6x6 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place all the dry brownie ingredients into a mixer. Stir until combined. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until a dough forms then press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Don't over bake.
  3. Let cool completely before melting the chocolate for the ganache. Stir in the maple syrup and powdered erythritol until smooth. The chocolate should be very sticky.
  4. Evenly spread the chocolate over the brownies. Break the pretzels into pieces and sprinkle them and the chocolate chips over ganache.
  5. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes for chocolate to set. Remove and cut into 9 squares and serve. ENJOY!


Best if stored in the refrigerator. For substitutions: gluten-free flour for oat flour or brown rice flour; protein for coconut flour; sugar-free chocolate chips for regular semi sweet or dairy free; sugar-free maple syrup for pure maple syrup, agave or honey; powdered erythritol for powdered sugar or omit completely.

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