These Salted Caramel Brownies are the ultimate indulgent treat – dark, fudgy chocolate brownies with a salted caramel middle…heaven in every bite!
These brownies are probably the most popular thing I have ever made.
They are so good it has even been stated by a couple of my friends – and I quote – they are “better than sex.” Yes it’s a pretty bold statement, but once you taste these brownies, you’ll think it’s justified!!
They could quite possibly be – and I don’t say this without careful consideration – the best brownies I’ve ever had.
If you’re a lover of all things salted caramel, you HAVE to try these.
If you want to make friends and influence people, you could do a lot worse than make these brownies. Trust me!
how to make salted caramel brownies
(Ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)
- If you aren’t using a tin of caramel, you’ll need to make the sauce first. Ideally you should make this sauce the day before go let it thicken up. I always use this recipe – it’s ideal for these brownies. If you don’t want to make your own caramel, I highly recommend using Carnation Caramel which is available in most UK supermakets.
- Obviously you’ll need to add the salt to turn it into salted caramel! Sea salt flakes such as Maldon are ideal.
- To make the brownie, melt the butter in a medium pan, then add chopped chocolate and allow to melt. Stir in vanilla extract
- Whisk sugar, eggs and a little of the caramel together until the mixture is thick and pale, then pour in the melted chocolate and stir well until the mixture is shiny and glossy.
- Fold in cocoa powder, plain flour and a good pinch of salt. You should have a shiny, glossy brownie batter. Pour half of the mixture into a greased and lined tin. Add horizontal lines of the salted caramel – don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly straight. Top with the remaining brownie mixture.
- Top the brownie with more caramel and using the tip of a knife or skewer, make swirly patterns.
- Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and bake for about 40 minutes or until the brownie is set. The middle should still be quite wobbly – but it will set as the brownie cools.
- The brownie may look slightly crater like when you remove it from the oven – don’t be alarmed! It will settle down on cooling.
Now comes the hard part! Sorry, but you really should let the brownie cool for several hours before you even think of cutting them.
I know it’s a big ask, but if you try and cut them any sooner, the brownies will collapse into a mess. I’ve made that mistake before!
I leave the brownie to cool on my kitchen countertop for for good few hours before placing the tin in the fridge overnight before cutting into squares.
If you leave the brownies to sit out at room temperature for an hour or two before serving, the caramel will soften and get all nice and gooey.
how long will salted caramel brownies keep for?
The brownies will keep in an airight tin for up to 5 days.
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Salted caramel brownies
- 250 g butter
- 250 g dark chocolate broken into squares
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g Salted Caramel Sauce Or Carnation Caramel
- 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
- 300 g caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 100 g plain flour
- 50 g cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 22cm square baking tin.
- Melt the butter slowly in a medium sized saucepan pan and once melted, take off the heat and add the chocolate and stir in the vanila extract. Stir to melt the chocolate.
- Measure out 200g of the tinned caramel and add the sea salt. Stir to loosen the caramel. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and 25g of the caramel together until well blended. Stir in the melted butter and chocolate.
- Tip in the flour and cocoa powder and stir until everything is combined. Pour half of this brownie mixture into the lined tin.
- Spoon half of the 200g salted caramel over the top of the brownie batter. Pour over the rest of the brownie batter on top, trying not to disturb the caramel layer.
- Finally drizzle the remaining caramel over the top and swirl with the tip of a knife to create a marbled pattern.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set on the top - they should still have a slight wobble in the centre. Leave to cool completely in the tin before cutting into squares.
- If you want your brownies to cut into neat squares, I've found the best way to do this is to chill them overnight in the fridge. You don't need to dip your knife in warm water - more often than not you'll end up with a sludgy mess. As soon as you take the brownie slab out of the fridge, cut into squares with a very sharp knife. Don't use a sawing action - just slice straight down into the chilled brownie. You'll end up with professional and neat looking brownies!