Chocolate Caramel Brownies


chocolate caramel brownies recipe


Make. Eat. Forgive. Move on.  It’s worth it. Trust.

You’ve probably heard me say before how I prefer box brownies over homemade. I know, crazy right. It’s just I’ve never had a homemade brownie that could rival that moist, yet firm and chewy texture of a box brownie. It’s all about the texture for me. Well…I think these chocolate caramel brownies are giving those box brownies a run for their money.

The texture is chewy, soft and gooey, not quite like boxed brownies but the sinful taste surely makes up for it. These homemade brownies just say “I love you” so make them for somebody that you truly love. Yourself would be a good start. But I must warn you, if you’re not into really sweet things then baaaaby this is not for you. Of course you could reduce the sweetness by using a bittersweet chocolate but booooo!

These chocolate caramel brownies have just the right amount of EVERYTHING! Sweet, rich and totally fulfills that sweet tooth. They are damn near perfect and that caramel layer…smh… lawd the caramel layer. I’m really wishing I threw in some pecans or walnuts but trust me, there will be other batches made in the very near future.


 Watch me make these chocolate caramel brownies from start to finish!

4.8 from 5 reviews
Chocolate Caramel Brownies
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 11.5 -12 oz semi sweet chocolate chunks or chips (can also use bittersweet)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla, optional
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz caramel bits
  • ¼- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl, melt butter and chocolate chunks in the microwave. Stir every 60 seconds to prevent scorching the chocolate.
  3. Let cool slightly.
  4. Stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla if using.
  5. Stir in the flour and salt just until combined. Do not over stir.
  6. Generously grease a 9 x 13 pan with shortening and coat lightly with flour. (Can also line the pan with grease foil instead.)
  7. Spread half of the brown mixture into the pan.
  8. Bake for 16 minutes or until the middle is slightly set. Do not over bake.
  9. Let cool completely. The brownie will continue to cook as it cool.
  10. In a bowl melt caramels and whipping cream in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds to prevent scorching. Add more heavy cream if needed to reach a creamy consistency.
  11. Spread caramel mixture evenly over the cool brownie.
  12. Top with the remaining brown mixture.
  13. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  14. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Be careful not to over bake. Remember the brownies will continue to cook as they cool. The middle may be a tad jiggly when it comes out of the oven but will set up as it cools and is refrigerated.
  15. Let the brownies cool until the pan is no longer hot.
  16. Place into the fridge for an hour to complete the setting process. This makes for the perfect texture and makes them easier to slice.
  17. Store in an airtight container.
Be careful not to over bake. Keep in mind that the brownies will continue to cook as it cools out of the oven. This is the key to getting that amazing moist yet firm texture. Feel free to ad nuts like pecans or walnuts if that tickles your fancy. Enjoy these with a big ol glass of milk.

Recipe adapted from I love them.


  1. Christy says

    Hi divia. I made this recipe and while I was making bottom half and middle the batter got thick and hard to spread. I know it says not stir to much, so I added some milk and stirred as little as possible. Hope it turns out ok

  2. syeda quamrunnahar says

    How to make caramel.??? I m feeling crazy to make this brownie so i wish is some one help me to make the caramel…

  3. Cheron says

    I never really liked brownies until I made this delicious brown piece of heaven. Fantastic!!! I just wish my caramel looked as thick as the picture above. Keep them coming Mo.


    I am really interested in making these (they look like they’re the closest to what I’ve been craving), but I’d like to only make an 8×8 pan instead of a 9×13. What do you suggest for conversion of the ingredients?

  5. Shuba says

    I made these for a Thanksgiving party, and it was an instant hit! I’ve never liked brownies myself, but this was so delicious – just the right amount of sweetness in it. The caramel gives an omph to this recipe!

  6. Ljay says


    Where can I purchase that little cheesecake book (or ebook) that you featured on this blog a couple years back? You mentioned it was the best little book in the world, I believe.

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