Caramel Brownies – Experience the flavor of our Caramel Brownies, which combine chocolate and gooey caramel for a delectable treat. This recipe brings together the comforting sweetness of brownies, with the texture of caramel in every mouthwatering bite. Made with ingredients like fudge brownie mix sweetened condensed milk and caramel bits these brownies are an indulgence for all dessert enthusiasts.
The first time I baked these Caramel Brownies was for a gathering with my family. I still recall the anticipation that filled the kitchen as the chocolatey aroma wafted through the air. When they finally emerged from the oven it was truly a sight to behold—a layer of caramel adorning fudgy brownies that were simply irresistible. Enough, even my husband (who isn’t typically drawn to desserts) couldn’t resist grabbing a serving while my child’s eyes lit up with pure joy at their very first taste. Needless to say, they became a hit!
What makes this Caramel Brownies truly special?
What sets these Caramel Brownies apart is their balance between simplicity and decadence. They can be whipped up in 10 minutes making them an ideal treat for any occasion when you’re short on time. Both kids and adults alike adore them making them a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, at family gatherings or as a post delight. Additionally they offer versatility—feel free to add some chocolate chips or sprinkle nuts on top to take them to heights of deliciousness.
These brownies achieve a harmony, between the deep chocolate flavor of the brownie and the silky enticing sweetness of caramel resulting in an irresistible dessert.
What You Need To Make This Caramel Brownies Recipe?
Fudge Brownie Mix: Whenever I bake brownies my go-to choice is Duncan Hines. It never disappoints me with its intense chocolate flavor that truly takes our brownies to the level of deliciousness. Course if you have another brand feel free to use it! Baking is, about finding what tickles your taste buds. Makes them dance with joy.
Water and Oil: These familiar ingredients may seem ordinary. They play a role in bringing everything together. They ensure that our brownies turn out moist and fudgy the way we like them.
Eggs: Let us not forget the heroes of our kitchen. Eggs! They contribute to the structure and richness of our brownies giving them a chewiness while helping them hold their shape.
Sweetened Condensed Milk: Brace yourself, for some magic! It’s not an ingredient; it has this incredible ability to transform into a luscious caramel layer. We’ll use half of it in the brownie batter. Save the half for that irresistible gooey caramel goodness (you might find yourself tempted to lick the spoon or even the bowl).
Caramel Bits or Wrapped Caramels: Whether you opt for made caramel bits or take time to unwrap caramels these are what bring our caramel layer to life. Every bite becomes a surprise as your taste buds get embraced by this treat.
Optional Chocolate Chips: These can be added when you’re looking to elevate your creation. All there are times when a little extra chocolate is just what we crave.
Steps To Make Caramel Brownies:
Step 1: To start preheat your oven to 350°F. Take a baking dish that measures 9×9 inches line it with foil, for cleaning and give it a spray of nonstick spray.
Step 2: In a bowl gently whisk together the brownie mix, water, oil and eggs until they are just combined. For a touch, you can stir in 2 teaspoons of condensed milk and some chocolate chips.
Step 3: For the caramel element combine caramel bits and the remaining condensed milk in a microwave bowl. Heat it in the microwave for a minute give it a stir then microwave for another 15 to 30 seconds until you have a dreamy caramel sauce.
Step 4: Next layer half of the brownie batter into your baking dish. Drizzle that heavenly caramel sauce over it and then top with the remaining batter.
Step 5: Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 6: Remember to exercise patience! Allow the brownies to cool in the dish before slicing for that serving.
For picture-perfect slices, patience is key. After your brownies have cooled, pop them in the refrigerator for about an hour. This extra step firms up the caramel and makes the brownies much easier to cut into clean, beautiful squares. Use a sharp knife, and for an even smoother cut, dip the knife in hot water and wipe it dry between each slice. This little trick ensures each piece comes out looking as irresistible as it tastes, making them not only a delight to eat but also a treat for the eyes. Perfect for when you want to impress or simply savor the neatness of each delicious layer.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use homemade brownie mix instead of store-bought?
Sure! If you prefer to make your brownie mix, at home go for it! You can use your brownie recipe as a base. Just make sure the ratios are similar to ensure that the caramel layer blends perfectly with the brownies.
How should I store these brownies to keep them fresh?
To keep these brownies fresh store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. If the weather is particularly warm you can also refrigerate them. Just remember to bring them to room temperature before serving to get the flavor and texture.
Can I freeze these caramel brownies?
Absolutely! These caramel brownies freeze well. You can wrap each piece. Store them in a single layer in an airtight container. They will stay good in the freezer for, up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Leave them out at room temperature for a few hours.
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