I have the most decadent recipe for you today! Has anyone been on Pinterest lately? It’s a dangerous place I tell you, especially around the holidays. You see things like sticky buns, scones, caramel this and caramel that…ooey gooey delicious recipes, and you just want to try them all! At least I do. 🙂
I haven’t done much Christmas baking actually…which isn’t really fun. But I hope to share more recipes with you soon!
For now let’s talk about these caramel brownies. They are thebomb.com! Really, these are otherwise known as killer brownies because they are just that good!
You can even add walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, maybe even butterscotch chips or something like that if you really want to bring these to the top! I want to do that next time I make these.
These would make a p-e-r-f-e-c-t Christmas gift! I know a lot people like to give food gifts around this time of year as well. Who wouldn’t want to receive such a treat? I know I would! 🙂
And to make these even more festive, you can even sprinkle crushed candy canes on top!
I mean, just look at that caramel! I’ve seen these kind of brownies on Pinterest too many times, I just had to try them for myself and I’m so glad I did. We brought them over to our friend’s house and they said they’re delectable. So you gotta believe they’re delicious!
caramel recipe taken from here
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
14 oz. caramel candies (unwrapped)
1/3 cup heavy cream
Any nuts and chocolate chips of your choice
Powdered sugar for dusting the top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a saucepan mix together melted butter, oil, and whisk in cocoa powder until smooth. In a large bowl mix together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix the cocoa mixture with the egg mixture until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture (without the mixture) until fully incorporated. Pour half the batter in a greased 13×9 in. baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 min. or until the brownie firms up a bit.
To make the caramel, combine the caramel and heavy cream in a small saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until the caramels are fully melted. At this point you can add any nuts of your choice to the melted caramel. Pour the melted caramel over the bottom part of the brownies. Pour the remaining brownie batter over the caramel layer, taking care to pour and spread it evenly otherwise it will be difficult to spread evenly over the caramel layer. You can also add more nuts on top and even chocolate chip if you wish. Bake for another 10-15 min. or until the brownies are completely cooked through. Let them cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar (or even crushed candy canes if you want to look festive).