When I decided to make this Salted Caramel Brownie Recipe last week, I seriously surprised myself. So simple, but the results? Wow. Just wow.
All sorts of fudgey, creamy, and with a little bite of walnut crunch, my tongue thought it’d died and gone to heaven! Now, if only I hadn’t shared, because, frankly, I’m ready for another one–and the pan is empty!
Oh, and if you’re here for all the brownies, well, I’m in for it. Brownies are amazing. So, be sure to check out these ridiculously awesome ideas for all sorts of fun brownie mix-ins.
This is seriously an easy recipe. You’re basically just turning a boxed brownie mix into the world’s most amazing, gooey brownies you could ever imagine. And there’s the salt, too.
I mean. Yeah.
A little salt with my sweet is never anything to turn a nose up at. So, you combine that and I’m ready for it. If you’re ready to get this recipe going, too, let’s do this.
How to Make Salted Caramel Brownies
I don’t always make brownies–oh, who am I kidding?! I love making brownies and it’s become kind of an art for me to figure out how to make them without just making brownies.
But, the basics of making brownies is almost always the same, no matter what you’re making. And this recipe is no exception.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then make your caramel sauce by heating your caramels with evaporated milk (not heavy cream–evaporated milk) until it’s smoooth. You can do this on the stove or in a microwave safe bowl, although I prefer the stovetop method. Once it’s all creamy, remove from heat and try not to sneak a bite.
Prepare your baking pan with cooking spray or butter, then put together your brownie batter in a large bowl, per the directions on the package. Now, you may be asking me: “why a boxed brownie mix?!” The reason is that, sometimes, it’s easier. I mean, who wants to break out the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, if you don’t have to?!
Back to the recipe…Place half of your brownie mixture onto the bottom of your prepared pan and bake a bit while the remaining brownie batter chills in the refrigerator.
Allow the brownie you baked to cool to room temperature, then drizzle your caramel on top. Scatter your walnuts on top of that (and you can add some sea salt or chocolate chips or fudgy chocolate if you want, but I just stuck with the basics.
Press the chilled brownie batter over the top of all this and scatter more mix-ins over the top of that, as desired. Bake and serve.
Well, ok, bake and then let it cool and serve. But have the yummies. That’s the important part.
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
- Caramels (I found these small batch ones that taste ah-mazing)
- Evaporated Milk
- Salted Caramel Brownie Box Mix
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Salted Caramel Brownies are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for
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Can Salted Caramel Brownies be Frozen?
Oh, this is a good question. The answer is yes. But, because they’re fudgy and creamy, you really need to make sure they get put in the freezer in a single layer in an airtight container.
They’ll stick together and be a bit, well, sticky, when you defrost them, so, if I were going to freeze brownies, I would try to separate each brownie with some freezer paper or parchment paper.
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I love caramel. It’s basically the best condiment in the world. If they served it at restaurants like they do ketchup, I’d be down for it.
I mean, imagine sweet potato fries with caramel? Ooooh, that would be amazing.
So, I pulled together some of the best recipes ever made–that include that magical sauce, caramel.
- 2 boxes Betty Crocker Salted Caramel Brownie Mix (or other brand)
- 11 oz of caramels, unwrapped
- 1 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- ¾ C melted butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts (½ cup finely chopped, reserved)
- Set oven to 350°.
- Unwrap caramels and place in a pan with 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Cook on medium-low until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- Empty contents of brownie mix into a large bowl, add cinnamon, vanilla,
and melted butter.
- Add remaining 1 cup evaporated milk. Stir to combine.
- Butter your baking pan.
- Add 1 packet of caramel to your creamy caramel and evaporated milk mixture (if included in your brownie mix, if not omit this step).
- Spread ½ the brownie mixture onto the bottom of the butter greased baking pan. Bake 8 minutes.
*Important, put remaining bowl of brownie mixture in the refrigerator to
- Set baked brownie layer onto wire rack to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Pour melted caramel mixture on top of cooled brownie layer.
- Prepare your walnuts, 1 cup chopped and ½ cup finely chopped.
- Scatter 1 cup chopped walnuts on top of caramel.
- Remove remaining brownie mix from refrigerator. Use your fingers to press and flatten pieces of brownie mix in your hands and place on top of caramel. Try to cover as much of the caramel as you can.
- Sprinkle the ½ cup finely chopped walnuts on top.
- Bake 350° for 25 minutes.
- Set on wire rack to cool. Chill before cutting into squares.
- Grab a fork!
*If your box mix comes with packets of caramel, use 1 and save 1 for apple slices, otherwise proceed with caramel and evaporated milk combo.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g