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Salted Caramel Brownies are going to be the best dessert that will melt in your mouth. Full of chocolate, caramel, with a dash of sea salt, these brownies are a ooey gooey dream come true.
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Table of Contents
  1. Salted Caramel Brownies
  2. Ingredients
  3. How do you make Salted Caramel Brownies?
  4. How to Make Caramel Sauce (perfect for drizzle)
  5. Do you have to make your own caramel sauce?
  6. TIPS:
  7. Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe

Our Salted Caramel Brownies are fudgy and moist, full of chocolate, oozing with caramel, and with a dash of sea salt, these brownies are an ooey-gooey dream come true.

The only word to describe this over-the-top decadent dessert is melt in your mouth, sweet and salty, molton-gooey, chewy-yummy, get in my belly right now! (I know that is more than one word, but these brownies deserve it!)

Salted Caramel Brownies on white background with caramel drizzle and a bite out of one

Salted Caramel Brownies

If you have never had a Salted Caramel Brownie be prepared to be in love at first bite. These brownies are homemade (not made from a box), and yet are simple and easy to make.

They are loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips, delicious chewy caramels, and topped with a warm gooey caramel sauce and small flakes of sea salt.

Did you know that the opposite of a brownie is a blondie? If you ever want to shake things up, we have the most delicious blondie recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Two 11-oz packages of caramels, divided
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (or more possibly)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
pan of brownie batter on the left and same pan of batter with caramels lined on top

How do you make Salted Caramel Brownies?

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9×9 inch pan with cooking spray then line with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. TIP: If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use foil that is sprayed with cooking spray.  You want it well coated as caramels are very sticky.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan place the chocolate chips and butter and melt over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla, and lastly the eggs (TIP: It is important to put them in last, you don’t want to scramble your eggs by putting them first into the hot chocolate and butter mixture).
  4. Spread the batter into your prepared pan and top with caramels, really as many or as little as you want, but we prepared it with 8 across by 8 down (64 caramels). Press the caramels lightly down into the brownie batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Insert the tester in the brownie part and not the caramel part. 
  6. Remove from oven and drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.
pan of cooked homemade brownies

How to Make Caramel Sauce (perfect for drizzle)

  1. With the caramels you have left you can make a caramel drizzle sauce. Place the remaining caramels in a small saucepan (I had about 12). If you want more caramel sauce, use less on the top of the brownies or buy another bag of caramels!
  2. Add about 1 tablespoon of cream per 10-12 caramels. Melt over low heat stirring constantly until smooth. Drizzle over the brownies! Beware it is hot and sticky and once it cools it is hard to get out of the pan!
caramel dripping off a spoon on top of brownies

Do you have to make your own caramel sauce?

No. You can buy caramel sauce and drizzle over the top if you prefer or are short on time. I would recommend warming it first and then adding it to the top of the brownies.

TIPS:

  • Have the kids help open all of those caramels (but this guarantees you will need additional bags because of eating the caramels, ask me how I know LOL)
  • As soon as you are through with your caramel sauce pour it into a small glass mason jar to keep any extra and wipe out the pan carefully. Otherwise, the caramel will harden and you will have to reheat to do clean up. (ask me how I know that one too). 
  • You can then easily microwave any leftover caramel sauce in 30-second increments.
close up of salted caramel brownies with a bite

Salted Caramel Brownies are the perfect dessert to for your kids first day back to school. Or they would be a huge hit if your kids brought them to school for their birthday or school celebration. Brownies are one of those desserts that just put a smile on our faces and happiness in your hearts.

We are obsessed with all things salted caramel! Our Slow Cooker Apple Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Drizzle, is the perfect Fall Dessert (or really anytime dessert!)

Wanna skip the rest and go right for the caramel? How about these homemade Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels. After all, sometimes we are just looking for something to put the salted caramel on – just go right to the source!

This recipe was originally posted by Shannon from The Food Cafe

5 from 3 votes
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Salted Caramel Brownies

Author — Shannon Johanson
Serves — 12
Salted Caramel Brownies are going to be the best dessert that will melt in your mouth. Full of chocolate, caramel, with a dash of sea salt, these brownies are a ooey gooey dream come true.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 76 caramels about 2 11-ounce pacakages
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream or more possibly
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9×9 inch pan with cooking spray then line with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use foil that is sprayed with cooking spray. You want it well coated as caramels are very sticky.
  • In a large heavy saucepan place the chocolate chips and butter and melt over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla and lastly the eggs (you don’t want to scramble your eggs by putting them first into the hot chocolate and butter mixture).
  • Spread the batter into your prepared pan and top with caramels, really as many or as little as your want, but we prepared it with 8 across by 8 down (64 caramels). Press the caramels lightly down into the brownie batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Insert the tester in the brownie part and not the caramel part.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.

CARAMEL DRIZZLE SAUCE

  • Place the remaining caramels in a small saucepan (I had about 12). If you want more caramel sauce, use less on the top of the brownies or buy another bag of caramels!
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of cream per 10-12 caramels. Melt over low heat stirring constantly until smooth. Drizzle over the brownies! TIP: Beware it is hot and sticky and once it cools it is hard to get out of the pan

Jenn’s Notes

TIPS:  
  • Have the kids help open all of those caramels!!
  • As soon as you are through with your caramel sauce pour it into a small glass mason jar to keep any extra and wipe out that pan carefully. Otherwise it the caramel will harden and you will have to reheat to do clean up.
  • You can then easily microwave any leftover caramel sauce in 30-second increments.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg

Where there is a brownie, there is love. So put a smile on your kids faces and even your own, these Salted Caramel Brownies are calling your name and waiting to be enjoyed by all.

Salted caramel brownie pin for Pinterest
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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