Coarse sea saltsuch as kosher salt or fleur de sel
Chopped nutssuch as pecans, walnuts or almonds
For the brownie bites:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line cups of a mini muffin pan with mini cupcake liners. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions. With a small cookie scoop, fill mini muffin cups almost to the top with brownie batter.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before topping with caramel.
For the caramel:
Combine caramels and 1 Tbsp. heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Add more cream if necessary. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. As the caramel cools, it will firm up.
Dollop caramel onto tops of cooled brownie bites. Immediately sprinkle with sea salt and/or chopped nuts.