Looking to make salted caramel brownies without having to make your own caramel? These rich and fudgy Salted Caramel Chip Brownies are made with salted caramel chips — a simple way to achieve that sweet and salty taste without the added work of making your own salted caramel.
So easy to make, these sweet and salty caramel brownies make a delicious decadent treat, perfect for a casual dessert. They’re deeply chocolaty and are sure to satisfy the most serious of chocolate cravings. These are especially made for you if you love your brownies moist, chewy and fudgy.
I love that this recipe for sweet and salty caramel brownies is so adaptable and can be made by using either natural or Dutch processed cocoa. I like using both brown and regular sugar for this recipe but you can use granulated sugar. And if you really wanted to try these brownies but didn’t have the caramel chips in your pantry, you could use semisweet chocolate chips in their place. Of course, you’ll loose the sweet and salty caramelness (that’s a word right?) of this recipe but the brownies would still be scrumptious.
By the way, this recipe is for a 13 x 9 baking tray, that will give you at least 24 good sized portions. So if you’re not serving these brownies for a crowd and want to freeze some to enjoy later, you can pack these Salted Caramel Chip Brownies in between wax paper in a freezable container. Enjoy!
Salted Caramel Chip Brownies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs large
- 1.5 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa dutch processed or natural
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 cup sea salt caramel chips I used the Hershey brand
Salted Caramel Chip Drizzle
- 1/2 cup salted caramel chips
Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 350ºF.
Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 13x9-inch baking pan, line it with parchment paper letting it hang over the two longer sides (this will make it easier to lift the brownies out of the pan, and cut them).
In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt unsalted butter and chocolate chips. Let cool slightly.
To a medium bowl, add the melted butter mixture, brown and granulated sugars, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
Add the flour, cocoa, salt and caramel chips. Mix with a spatula until well combined.
Spread the batter into the baking pan and bake for approximately 22 to 24 minutes. Check brownies by inserting a toothpick in the centre of the pan, there should be a few crumbs clinging to the toothpick. Because ovens vary, it's a good idea to check your brownies a couple of minutes before the indicated time to make sure you don't over bake them.
Remove brownies from oven and place on wire rack. Let cool in pan before lifting out brownies and cutting.
Salted Caramel Chip Drizzle (Optional)
Melt sea salt caramel chips in a microwave safe bowl in 20 seconds increments at 50% power, stirring caramel in between increments. Repeat until melted.
Pour the caramel into a pastry bag, cut the tip off and drizzle caramel over baked brownies.