Caramel Brownies

 

Caramel Brownies are a gooey, delicious treat everyone will love! Those yummy brownies have layers of chocolate and caramel in every bite!
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Table of Contents
  1. Caramel Brownies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Caramel Brownies
  4. How to Serve Caramel Brownies
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Caramel Brownies are a rich, luscious way to satisfy your sweet tooth. The caramel is perfectly sandwiched between layers of fudgy, chocolatey goodness, and takes these brownies to the next level.

If you love scrumptious brownie recipes, you’ll also want to try Cherry Cheesecake Brownies, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies, or Lemon Brownies!

Caramel Brownies Ingredients

You will need:

Brownies

  • 18 ounces brownie mix
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Caramel Center Ingredients

  • 11 ounces Kraft caramels
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk

Substitutions and Additions

BROWNIES: If you have a favorite homemade brownie recipe, you could directly substitute it for the box mix.  

How to Make Caramel Brownies

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.

PRO TIP: You can use a 9×13-inch baking dish for a very thin caramel brownie or you can double the recipe.

STEP TWO: Place unwrapped caramels and the evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring constantly so the caramels do not burn, until the caramels are completely melted, and the mixture is evenly smooth (5 to 7 minutes).

PRO TIP: Melting the caramel candies with the evaporated milk helps to keep the caramel nice and smooth and creamy in the center rather than crisping up.

STEP THREE: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together brownie batter ingredients.

STEP FOUR: Spread two-thirds of the brownie batter into the lined baking dish.

STEP FIVE: Spread the caramel mixture over the brownie batter. Dollop it across the top so that you are not spreading the caramel down into the brownie batter.

PRO TIP: Drop the caramel layer across the surface rather than pouring it into one spot and trying to spread it. Drop the top layer of brownie batter over the top to get some of the crackling of the caramel coming through after cooking.

STEP SIX: Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the top of the caramel.

STEP SEVEN: Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the hot brownies.

STEP EIGHT: Allow to cool completely before cutting.

How to Serve Caramel Brownies

Brownies are absolutely one of the best desserts and these caramel Brownies are sure to be a hit whenever you serve them. Enjoy them at home after dinner, for holidays, or serve them at your next party. To make your Caramel Brownies extra decadent, try drizzling some Hot Fudge Sauce on top. 

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: These easy brownies will keep at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. 

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these chewy brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze these delicious brownies for up to 3 months in an airtight container.

Caramel brownies are a mouth-watering treat with delicious layers of chocolate and caramel in every bite. They’re perfectly moist and the rich caramel notes combined with the chocolate make them an excellent flavorful dessert! You cannot go wrong with these Caramel Brownies.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these brownies? 

This easy brownie recipe can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I use a homemade brownie recipe? 

If you have a preferred brownie recipe, you can use that rather than using the box mix.

Do I have to store these brownies in the fridge? 

These easy caramel brownies will be fine on the counter for 3 to 4 days, stored in a sealed container.

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Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies are a gooey, delicious treat everyone will love! Those yummy brownies have layers of chocolate and caramel in every bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 18 ounces brownie mix
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Caramel Center Ingredients

  • 11 ounces Kraft caramels
  • cup evaporated milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Place unwrapped caramels and the evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring constantly so the caramels do not burn, until the caramels are completely melted, and the mixture is evenly smooth (5 to 7 minutes).
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together brownie batter ingredients.
  • Spread two-thirds of the brownie batter into the lined baking dish.
  • Spread the caramel mixture over the brownie batter. Dollop it across the top so that you are not spreading the caramel down into the brownie batter.
  • Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the top of the caramel.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the hot brownies.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting.

Notes

You can use a 9×13-inch baking dish for a very thin caramel brownie or you can double the recipe.
Melting the caramel candies with the evaporated milk helps to keep the caramel nice and smooth and creamy in the center rather than crisping up.
Drop the caramel layer across the surface rather than pouring it into one spot and trying to spread it. Drop the top layer of brownie batter over the top to get some of the crackling of the caramel coming through after cooking.

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