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car bomb stackI LOVE caramel anything really.  I love it in my coffee, I love it on ice cream, I love it swirled into cakes and I especially love it with brownies.  Over time I have made a couple of caramel brownie recipes (like this one)  but this new recipe is The Hubby’s favorite one hands down.

For most of my other caramel recipes I use my super easy homemade caramel sauce (recipe can be found here) but for this brownie recipe I used the caramel candies.  You know those little square bits of yummy goodness wrapped in that annoying cellophane…well just because I love caramel (& The Hubby) so much I unwrapped them all and created these amazing brownies.

The secret to these perfect brownies is letting the bottom of the brownies bake for a little bit and then cover it with the caramel layer.  Lets talk for a bit about the caramel layer.  First, its caramel so that is good enough…and then you add in some sweetened condescended milk to make it AMAZING!!  

I am a sucker for sweetened condensed milk for sure.  When I was in high school I worked at a snow cone stand and one of the optional toppings was sweetened condensed milk…and I LOVED it!  It is sweet, and creamy and perfect!!  When you mix it with caramel it makes for a perfect caramel layer, especially in these brownies.

36 servings

Caramel Bomb Brownies

Super fudgy brownies with a layer of ooey gooey caramel that makes these brownies something to remember for sure

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup oil (vegetable or canola)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used whole)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces individually wrapped caramels (I used Kraft caramels)
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper, set aside
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl) mix together the sugars and oil until well combined
  • Add in eggs, mixing until combined
  • Add in milk & vanilla, mixing until just combined
  • Add in flour, salt, baking powder & espresso powder (if using) until just combined
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan
  • Place in oven and bake for 12 minutes
  • While brownies are baking, place caramels (unwrapped) with the sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl
  • Heat in microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring after each minute, until smooth
  • After 12 minutes remove brownies from oven and gently spread caramel over brownies
  • Spoon remaining brownies over caramel and sprinkle with sea salt
  • Return to oven and continue baking for 30-35 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle
  • Remove and let cool for at least 1 hour before cutting
  • Serve & ENJOY!!


Each brownie is 12 WW Smart Points:

Nutritional Info Calories 275 Calories from Fat 72 Total Fat 8 g Saturated Fat 2 g Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 27 g Sodium 186 mg Potassium 43 mg Total Carbohydrate 34 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 21 g Protein 4 g Vitamin A 1 % - Vitamin C 0 % - Calcium 2 % - Iron 0 %

As I said The Hubby LOVES these, and I have actually made them several times for him already, but the real fan was my nephew.  HE LOVED THEM!  Now I won’t lie I do maybe bribe hime a little with sweets every now and then (or every time I make something yummy) but he really did love these.  I would only give him a little at a time, and very quickly he would ask for “mooooore please” and of course, I would give him moooore and mooooore.  I would do anything for that little guy!!

These brownies are a must make this summer for sure…they are a perfect treat that everyone will love.  

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