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Yum-O! If you’ve been reading my recipes for awhile, you know I just love anything to do with brownies…I put them in everything including my ice cream. 😉 These caramel brownies are perfect for a party or just a snack for the kiddos. The frosting is homemade and tastes delicious. Enjoy…
- ¾ C. flour
- 2 C. semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- 4 tbs. butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ C. sugar
- ½ C. packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 12 oz. bag of Kraft caramels (located in the candy aisle), unwrapped
- 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan
Frosting ingredients –
- ¼ C. butter or margarine, softened
- 1/3 C. cocoa
- 2 C. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 3 tbs milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with foil and spray with a non-stick spray.
#1. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
#2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in 15-20 second increments, stirring until completely melted. Let cool 2-3 minutes.
#3. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate mixture and then slowly add in the flour and cocoa mixture and mix well.
#4. Pour enough of the batter into the bottom of your baking dish just to cover the bottom. Spread with a spoon or spatula if needed.
#5. Sprinkle the opened caramels on top of the batter (20-24 for the entire pan, more if you love caramel!) Once all the caramels are in place, pour the rest of the batter over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 25 minutes to check them. If it comes out ‘clean’ they are done.
Let the brownies cool completely.
Frosting directions –
#1. Combine the cocoa powder, butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the milk 1 tbs. at a time. You may want to add in more milk depending on how thick you like your frosting. Using a hand mixture, beat on high for 2-3 minutes.
#2. Once the brownies have cooled completely, lift the foil out of the pan (love the super easy clean-up!) Evenly spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the brownies.
#3. Cut into *12 squares. Cut the rest of your caramel squares into quarters and gently press one into the top of each brownie. **You could double the servings by cutting the the pan into smaller size squares – 24 if desired.
*Makes 12 servings is cut into 12 squares – 1 square = 1 serving. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.