Caramel Fudge Brownies

What can make a batch of fudgy brownies even better? Caramel. That’s right, a batch of gooey, chocolatey brownies topped off with a salty, rich caramel to make the most perfect brownie bite that you can imagine. The layers of flavor and decadence in these Caramel Fudge Brownies will make you want to eat the whole pan by yourself. You’ve been warned.

Caramel Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

When I made these Caramel Fudge Brownies, it was my first time making a homemade caramel sauce. And I hear ya, it can be a little scary at first! But don’t worry, this caramel sauce is hassle-free and will make you feel like a natural caramel making queen. Just keep an eye on it and you will have a decadent, golden caramel ready to pour.

Caramel Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

These brownies are decadent in all the right ways. Just take one bite of them and you’ll see what I’m talking about!

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Caramel Fudge Brownies

Caramel Fudge Brownies - KJ & Company

What can make a batch of fudgy brownies even better? Caramel. That’s right, a batch of gooey, chocolatey brownies topped off with a salty, rich caramel to make the most perfect brownie bite that you can imagine. The layers of flavor and decadence in these Caramel Fudge Brownies will make you want to eat the whole pan by yourself. You’ve been warned.

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 pan of brownies

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the caramel sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

For the brownies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a minute or so. Reduce the speed to low and mix in one egg at a time until combined, making sure to wipe down the edges of the bowl in between each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Turn the mixer speed on low and slowly add in the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture until a batter has formed. The batter may be thick at this point and that is ok.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Spray and line a 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. Spread the batter evenly into the pan and bake for 35-38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  4. Set the brownies aside to cool.

For the caramel sauce:

  1. While the brownies are cooking, pour the sugar into a small sauce pan over low heat. Occasionally whisk the sugar as it starts to melt down. Once it is mostly melted, whisk continually until all the sugar is melted and turning a caramel color. This can take around 3-5 minutes.
  2. Carefully whisk the butter into the caramel. The caramel will bubble up and this is ok, just keep whisking slowly to keep the mixture moving. Once the butter is incorporated, whisk in the heavy cream until the caramel sauce is smooth, about a minute or so. Whisk in the salt.
  3. Pour the caramel sauce all over the top of the cooled brownies. Allow the caramel to set about 20-30 minutes prior to cutting.

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1 Comment

  1. Bethany April 19, 2018

    These brownies look so decadent and amazing!


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