Luscious caramel and decadent chocolate make each bite of this Salted Caramel Brownies recipe heavenly. Each bite is packed with chocolate and caramel for the absolute best treat.

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Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe:

I think I may have a new favorite recipe. Brownies are always amazing but this one is packed with caramel inside and more on top. This is a caramel lovers dream come true.

These Salted Caramel Brownies are rich, delicious and full of caramel and chocolate flavors. The brownies are made from scratch. Topped with a caramel drizzle on top that takes the recipe to the next level.

Impress your family this holiday season with these easy, made from scratch brownies. Loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients. Also try more Caramel Dessert Recipes.

Easy Caramel Sauce:

These salted caramel brownies are completely made from scratch even them salted caramel sauce. We love that these brownies are loaded with the caramel baked into the brownies. But what makes them stand out is the caramel sauce on top.

We recommend not skipping on this step as this ooey gooey caramel sauce really gives it so much flavor.

Ingredients needed - sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips, caramel candies, heavy whipping cream, sea salt

Ingredients for Salted Caramel Brownies:

For the Brownies: 

  • Sugar 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Cocoa Powder 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Salt 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Butter, Melted 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Caramel Candies, unwrapped 

For the Caramel Sauce: 

  • Caramel Candies 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Sea Salt 
Salted Caramel Brownies cut into squares and stacked

How to Make Caramel Brownies:

  • Prepare Oven and Baking Pan – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper or foil (line the sides as well).  
  • Mix Ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk the butter, eggs,  sugar and vanilla extract until they are well combined. 
  • Add in dry ingredients – Slowly stir in the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder.  In the bowl combine ingredients in by hand and be careful not to over mix these ingredients.  
  • Mix in Chocolate Chips – Then fold in the ½ cup of chocolate chips.  
  • Pour Brownie into Pan – Spread the brownie batter into the baking dish. 
The process of mixing the ingredients and pouring into pan and topping with caramel candy
  • Add Caramel Layer – Gently press the 50 caramel candies gently into the top of the brownie batter. 
  • Bake Brownies – Bake for 32-37 minutes until a toothpick insert into the brownies comes out clean. Bake time may vary.
  • Check to see if brownie done. – Make sure you insert the toothpick into the brown part and not the caramel part of the brownies.  
  • Cool Brownies – Allow for the brownies to cool on a wire rack. While the brownies are cooling, prepare the caramel sauce. 
  • Melt Caramel Candies – Heat 10 caramel candies in a sauce pan with the heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe dish. 
  • Stir until melted – I like to heat in 30 second intervals and stir in between each interval. You will need to heat until the caramels are melted.  
  • Drizzle and top with flaky sea salt – Drizzle the caramel sauce over the brownies and then top with the sea salt. 
  • Serve and Enjoy – Cut and enjoy.
salted caramel brownies stacked

How To Store Caramel Brownies:

If you have leftover Caramel Brownies, just cover and store in the fridge or on the counter is fine. If you put them in the fridge, they will need to come to room temperature or be reheated a few seconds.

I think they taste better warm or room temperature and not cold. 

Salted Caramel Brownies cut into squares

Tips for making Sea Salt Caramel Brownies:

  • Line Baking Pan – I also like to use parchment paper when I bake. It helps make clean up easy and you can remove the brownies from the pan for easy cutting.
  • Mixing Brownie – Don’t over mix the brownie batter. Just mix until the brownie mix is combined.
  • Baking Brownies – Be careful to not over bake the brownies. This will make them lose their delicious fudgy consistency.
  • Ingredients – When we are mixing the ingredients, it is best if the eggs and butter are at room temperature. The ingredients mix together easily.
  • Cookie Tray – We love making these brownies for many occasions. They are perfect for the holidays, cookie exchange parties and even on your holiday dessert trays.
Salted Caramel Brownies

How to Serve:

When we make brownies they are best served warm. The caramel sauce on the warm brownie makes the best combination.

We also love to serve with a scoop of ice cream. You can even make Homemade Ice Cream with easy ingredients. This no churn ice cream is easy to make.

What to the best way to Cut Brownies?

  • Cool Brownies Completely – The brownies need to cool completely before slicing them.
  • Knife – Begin cutting the brownie, cleaning the knife with each slice. We like to cut into medium size squares.
  • Spatula – Use a spatula to scoop out brownie and serve.

Recipe Substitutions and Additions:

  • Gluten FreeIf you prefer the recipe to be gluten free, you can substitute the flour for gluten free flour. It is a 1:1 substitute for the flour.
  • Nuts – Top the brownies with nuts to add the additional crunch.
  • Chocolate Chips – Add mini chocolate chips to the brownies for add flavor.
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Salted Caramel Brownies

5 from 6 votes
Luscious caramel and decadent chocolate make each bite of this Caramel brownies recipe heavenly. Plus, there is more caramel drizzle on top!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 467

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper or foil (line the sides as well).
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the butter, eggs,  sugar and vanilla extract until they are well combined.
  • Slowly stir in the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder.  Mix these ingredients in by hand and be careful not to over mix these ingredients.
  • Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the brownie batter into the baking dish.
  • Gently press the 50 caramel candies gently into the top of the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 32-37 minutes until a toothpick insert into the brownies comes out clean. Make sure you insert the toothpick into the brown part and not the caramel part of the brownies.
  • Allow for the brownies to cool on a wire rack and while the brownies are cooling, prepare the caramel sauce.
  • Heat 10 caramel candies in a sauce pan with the heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe dish.  Heat in 30 second intervals and stir in between each interval. Heat until the caramels are melted.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce over the brownies and then top with the sea salt.
  • Cut and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 467kcal, Carbohydrates 81g, Protein 6g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 68mg, Sodium 410mg, Potassium 245mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 63g, Vitamin A 348IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 114mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Ann says:

    What kind of Carmel candies did you use? Can you substitute with Carmel chips? Or salted Carmel chips?