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salted caramel brownie recipeWe are having a wonderful start to our summer. I had forgotten how much I love the beach. We have spent long days playing in the sand, splashing in the waves, and soaking in the sun. Today we met friends on the beach that we have not seen in awhile and truly had the best day. Is there anything better than an ice cold beer on the beach? I think not. Other highlights of the week: celebrating the Summer Solstice with ice cream for dinner, coloring for hours, amazing views from our table at lunch, crazy hot weather, fresh peas from the Margate Community Farmers Market, a new zinnia, and lots and lots of sandcastles. It has been a great week.

But I am guessing that you are here for the brownies. And you know what? I am so glad that you are. These brownies are in-SANE. I saw these Salted Caramel Brownies over at Annie’s Eats, and made them that same afternoon. They sounded so good, with the topping of sea salt and coarse sugar, that I needed them in my life immediately. The funny thing? I don’t even really like chocolate. But I love salted caramel, and knew that they would be worth making. And eating. And they were. These brownies are deep and rich, very moist, and have just enough crunch to add some texture. These would be perfect for your 4th of July barbecue. Or breakfast. I don’t judge.

salted caramel brownie recipeSalted Caramel

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon fleur de del
1/4 cup sour cream

Brownies

1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cocoa
11 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I had an assortment of different kinds)
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tablespoon Kahlua
1 teaspoon fleur de sel
1 teaspoon coarse sugar

salted caramel brownies recipeBring sugar, water, and corn syrup to a boil over medium-high heat.

salted caramel brownies recipeWhile the sugar is coming to a boil, get everything ready to go. Trust me, sugar can go from perfect to burnt in about 5 seconds.

salted caramel brownies recipeWhen the sugar turns a deep amber color (around 350 degrees, but I do not use a thermometer for this), Slowly pour in the cream. Whisk constantly. The mixture may seize, especially if your cream is cold, but keep whisking, it will come back together. Add the sour cream and fleur de sel.

salted caramel brownies recipeWhisk it until it is smooth and comes together. Set aside and get working on the brownies.

salted caramel brownies recipeChop the chocolate. This is looking good already.

salted caramel brownies recipeIn a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and cocoa. Mix well, and set aside.

salted caramel brownies recipeMelt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler. You can do this in the microwave if you want.

salted caramel brownies recipeStir the chocolate until nice and smooth.

salted caramel brownies recipeAdd both sugars.

salted caramel brownies recipeWhisk in the eggs.

salted caramel brownies recipeAdd the kahlua and vanilla.

salted caramel brownies recipeMix in the flour mixture, stir until it is incorporated.

salted caramel brownies recipeLine a 9×13 pan with parchment or tin foil. Spray with cooking spray. Pour half of the brownie batter into the pan.

salted caramel brownies recipePour the caramel over the batter.

salted caramel brownies recipeAdd the rest of the batter to the top. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven, rotating the pan halfway through. Take the brownie out of the oven and sprinkle with the sea salt ans coarse sugar. Cool completely before cutting.

salted caramel brownies recipe

Salted Caramel Brownies

Ingredients

    Salted Caramel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de del
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Brownies
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 11 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I had an assortment of different kinds)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar

Instructions

  1. Bring sugar, water, and corn syrup to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. While the sugar is coming to a boil, get everything ready to go. Trust me, sugar can go from perfect to burnt in about 5 seconds.
  3. When the sugar turns a deep amber color (around 350 degrees, but I do not use a thermometer for this), Slowly pour in the cream. Whisk constantly. The mixture may seize, especially if your cream is cold, but keep whisking, it will come back together. Add the sour cream and fleur de sel.
  4. Whisk it until it is smooth and comes together. Set aside and get working on the brownies.
  5. Chop the chocolate. This is looking good already.
  6. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and cocoa. Mix well, and set aside.
  7. Melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler. You can do this in the microwave if you want.
  8. Stir the chocolate until nice and smooth.
  9. Add both sugars.
  10. Whisk in the eggs.
  11. Add the kahlua and vanilla.
  12. Mix in the flour mixture, stir until it is incorporated.
  13. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment or tin foil. Spray with cooking spray. Pour half of the brownie batter into the pan.
  14. Pour the caramel over the batter.
  15. Add the rest of the batter to the top. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven, rotating the pan halfway through. Take the brownie out of the oven and sprinkle with the sea salt ans coarse sugar. Cool completely before cutting.
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38 Responses to Salted Caramel Brownies

  1. Anything with salted caramel blows my mind! :)

  2. These look great, Bree.
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  3. Michelle says:

    I too don’t like chocolate but I would eat these for breakfast! Salted caramel gets me every time :)

  4. Oh my goodnes! I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to lick the brownie batter bowl more than I do now. My God thoughs brownies look so fudgy and delicious!!! No wonder you wanted to make them ASAP.
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  6. Mmm these sound simply perfect! I love this combination of flavours. Yum!
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  7. Riley says:

    Who doesn’t LOVE salted caramel? AND chocolate! These look perfect.

  8. I was actually just craving brownies! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!
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  9. Salted caramel is just to die for! I love it, and on top of brownies? Sign me up! :D
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  10. Lord have mercy, these look amazing!
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  11. Traci Hughes says:

    These sound amazing! Now you know me, the non-baker, so I have a silly question… can I use my regular sea salt or do I need fancy French salt to make them fabulous??

    • bakedbree says:

      I would splurge and get some sea salt. It is really worth it. No where near as salty as regular salt. I use it on a million other things too. It is more of a finishing salt.

  12. These look absolutely incredible.
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  13. Kim says:

    Wow! I think I just had a crush… These brownies looks absolutely perfect!
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  14. I love the combination of chocolate and caramel, better yet salted caramel. These look so good!
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  15. Love the photos and the recipe!
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  16. Grace says:

    This recipe looks so amazing! I was wondering if you know any alternatives to kahlua and corn syrup? They’re nearly impossible to find where I live!x
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    • bakedbree says:

      I know that you can use tapioca syrup in place of corn syrup. You can leave out the Kahlua entirely or add a splash of brewed coffee.

  17. Gemma says:

    hey bree,

    just wondering, is golden corn syrup ok? It’s the only thing in my pantry and i can’t wait to make these!

    thanks
    gemma

    • bakedbree says:

      I don’t really know, that is a British product, we don’t use it here in the US. I have seen Nigella use it though, so I am guessing that you can.

  18. Jean says:

    YUM!! Could maple syrup be substituted for corn syrup?

  19. Annie says:

    So glad you enjoyed these, Bree!
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