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


  • Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 6x6 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evenly spread the chocolate over the brownies. Break the pretzels into pieces and sprinkle them and the chocolate chips over ganache.
  • 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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