Salted Caramel Brownies… YES PLEASE

Salted Caramel Brownies make me happy… like giddy happy.   I have tried several recipes and all are good (like these) but this is the BEST in my opinion.

Caramel Yumminess…

Salted Caramel is a must in my life.  I love it on ice cream, poured over cheesecake, dip fruit in it and of course drizzle into super fudgy and delicious brownie batter.  There is just something about chocolate and caramel together.

I usually make my own salted caramel sauce but for these brownies I used this Salted Caramel Sauce.  I love it because it is thick and super creamy, and holds up well as it is baked.  You can use whatever sauce you prefer, but this one is what I prefer for store bought options.

Jazz it up a bit…

To make these brownies stand out even more I added in a little espresso powder.  Yes, you read that right, espresso powder.  

Espresso powder intensifies the chocolate yumminess.  It adds that little extra something that people will talk about, but they will not know what it is.  Don’t worry though the brownies will taste like a mocha… it is just a little extra something yum.

Now if you don’t have any, or don’t want to use it, no worries.  The brownies will still be AMAZING they will just be even more AMAZING with it.

Just a little sprinkle…

Just a little sprinkle of sea salt at the end goes a long way.  It adds just that bit of extra something that takes these brownies to the next level.  

Oh yeah, it also is pretty…and that is always a good thing.  

It is time for brownies!

24-30 brownies

Salted Caramel Brownies

Rich & fudgy caramel brownies that are a perfect treat everyone is sure to LOVE

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste (or vanilla extract)
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2-3 tsp Espresso Powder (optional)
3 eggs
1 12 cup four
1 1/2 cups semi sweet mini chocolate chips
1 cup Salted Caramel Sauce (homemade or store bought)
1/2-1 tablespoon sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350
Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray heavily with nonstick spray
In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat
Stir in both sugars, stirring for a couple of minutes
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla bean paste, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and espresso powder (if using) until just combined
Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing until well mixed in
Stir in flour and chocolate chips until no white streaks remain, trying to not over mix
Pour batter into prepared pan
Drizzle caramel over the top
Using a knife gently run it through the caramel and brownie batter to help breakup caramel and spread though brownie batter
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until center is just set
Remove and let cool for 5 minutes
Sprinkle withs was salt
Let continue to cool in pan for another 10 minutes and then remove from pan to let cool completely before cutting
Serve and ENJOY!!

Notes

For a stronger espresso flavor use 3 teaspoons espresso powder. I love a hint of it in each bite, but don't worry it is not too much...my niece and nephew love these brownies.

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