Salted Caramel Brownies

For me, brownies can fall into a love/hate category. I almost never buy brownies at the store because those, I hate. Cosmic Brownies are a staple in our house and typically end up disappearing before I’ve even had time to put them away. Not a single one will I eat. They are thick and chocolatey and fake. Not my cup of tea.

Even some homemade brownies yield a flavor much too rich and chocolatey for my liking. These brownies here are the perfect brownie for someone who isn’t a fan of chocolate overload. For those who prefer the less rich taste of a subtle brownie. This recipe has been my mom’s go-to for years and is mine as well. This time, I added a little of the salted caramel I raved about yesterday. I drizzled it on top and used a knife to make swirls in the batter, then baked. The result was not exactly what I’d imagined, since the caramel sunk into the brownie a bit. Instead of brownie bars, I was left with a brownie… pudding, so to speak. It reminded me a bit of bread pudding.

This is definitely a fork-eating brownie. The caramel is drippy and gooey and deliciously paired with the chocoalte brownie.

Salted Caramel Brownies
Recipe type: brownies, dessert, holiday
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Serves: 6

  • •¾ cup cocoa
  • •2 cups sugar
  • •1⅓ cup flour
  • •1 tsp. vanilla
  • •¼ tsp. salt
  • •½ tsp. baking soda
  • •2 eggs
  • •⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • •½ cup boiling water
  • • 4 Tbsp. salted caramel sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cocoa and baking soda in a bowl. Add in ⅓ cup vegetable oil.
  3. Add boiling water. Stir mixture until it thickens, about a minute.
  4. Stir in eggs, sugar and remaining oil. Mix until smooth.
  5. Add flour, vanilla and salt and blend well.
  6. Spray a glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread the brownie mixture evenly into the pan.
  7. Pour the salted caramel sauce on top of the brownie mixture. Using a knife, drag it through the brownies to give a marbled effect.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.
  9. Cool completely then slice into your desired size.


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