Easy Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies

Easy Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies

I probably have a few more guilty pleasures than most! Among my many are wearing pj’s all day, piling heaps of fluffy freshly grated Parmesan on a big bowl of pasta, and crawling into a clean, crisp white bed with a good book. My biggest guilty please, by far, is savoring scrumptious chocolate! Even better when it’s tucked into a brownie with ooey-gooey caramel sauce made from chewy candies. How easy is that?

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

To make these mouthwatering brownies, I just used a chocolate chunk boxed mix. If you prefer to make the brownie from scratch, here are recipes for my Best Cocoa Brownies and Gluten-Free Fudgy Pecan Brownies.

Whatever you use, start out by baking half the brownie batter first. Make your caramel sauce with candies and heavy cream, spread it on top, then layer on the remaining brownie batter, and bake!

Caramel Filled Brownies

These devilishly delish caramel brownies are definitely my newest guilty pleasure, and once you try them they’ll be yours, too! They’re SO easy and absolutely the best dessert to come out of my oven lately.

Toss some chopped pecans on top before baking for a truly amazing turtle brownie, or sprinkle a little salt into the caramel sauce for a sweet-salty twist!

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Easy Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies

Yield: Makes 12-15 brownies

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray

1 16 oz. box chocolate chunk brownie mix

Eggs, vegetable oil and water for brownie batter

14 oz. chewy caramel candies, unwrapped (recommended: Kraft or Werther's)

1/3 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 9 pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Prepare brownie batter as directed on package. Pour a little less than half of the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool 15 minutes. Maintain oven temperature.

Meanwhile, set a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add caramels and heavy cream. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Immediately pour caramel over brownies and spread evenly. Spread remaining brownie batter over caramel, spreading to cover. (If your brownie batter is very thick, 30 seconds of microwaving should thin it out.)

Bake for 25 more minutes. Remove pan to a wire rack and cool brownies completely in the pan. With a thin knife, loosen caramel along sides of pan. Using foil, lift brownies from pan and cut into squares for serving.

Enjoy!

Slightly adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

      

25 Responses to “Easy Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 22, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    These brownies look sinfully delicious, Georgia!

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    london bakes — October 22, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    These brownies look so delicious Georgia, I love that oozing caramel layer!

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    Blog is the New Black — October 22, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Wow, these look incredible!

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    Simply Sweet Justice — October 22, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Suddenly, my breakfast oatmeal is much less appetizing! ;-) How yummy!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — October 22, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    These are the perfect combination of chocolate and caramel!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — October 22, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    OH MY GOSHHH. Georgia you blow me away.

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — October 22, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    mouth watering!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — October 22, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Yum!! Look at all that glorious caramel!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 22, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    What?! Those aren’t guilty pleasures. At least they shouldn’t be. :)

    That layer of caramel looking AMAZING!

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    Angelyn — October 22, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    Oh. MY. These look amazing!! I will definitely be making asap ….

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    Loretta E. — October 22, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    4 ingredients? That’s moving straight into dangerous territory! As in, “so easy and fast, it’s dangerous!”

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    Karly — October 22, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    I think we have pretty similar guilty pleasures. And this one just got pushed to the top of my list!

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    Paula — October 23, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    Everyone needs to live life a little dangerously once in awhile. Baking and eating these brownies would be a great starting point :) They look addictive!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — October 23, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    oh man, i love finding news ways to dress up box brownies :) yum!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 23, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    Amazing! I think the best guilty pleasure of all is combining all those things you mentioned: wearing pj’s all day and crawling into a clean bed and devouring these amazing brownies!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — October 23, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    I like your thinking!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 23, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Awww yeah! What deliciousness!

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    Val — October 24, 2012 @ 12:53 am

    This needs to me made immediately in my house.

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    vianney — October 24, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    sinfully delish~~

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    Lynna — October 24, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    OMG….I`m drooling. I need to get on this!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — October 26, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, do these brownies look divine. I’m totally drooling over here.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 26, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    GEorgia! I made a recipe just like this last week. Isn’t Caramel and chocolate brownie the best combination EVER? I love them together, especially the melted caramel ;)

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    Anabolic Cooking — April 30, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    i like chocolate,,
    your recipes make me very love with chocolate… :)

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    Andrea — May 11, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    hi, love the recipe!!!
    just wondering if i can use the dulce de leche can , from la Lechera (mexican food aisle) instead of caramel candies…So much easy :)

    • Georgia — May 11th, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

      Never tried it, I’m sorry!

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