Melt the sugar in a pan until amber, then add the cream, salt, and butter. Set the caramel aside.
Make the brownie batter by combining melted butter, chocolate chips, eggs, sugar, flour, and cocoa powder.
Spread half the brownie batter in a pan then add a layer of pretzels.
Spoon the caramel in dollops over the pretzels.
Add the rest of the brownie batter, caramel, and pretzels. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.