Caramel kisses you send my way...
Where we're from, 'brownies' is a bad word.
Lucky for us - and you! - the west coast fully appreciates our love for this classic treat. These brownies are perfectly fudgey, topped with sweet caramel and sea salt that complete this decadent dessert.
Salted Caramel Brownies
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Yield: 12 Large Brownies
3/4 cup butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flaked sea salt
Preheat oven to 350°F, and grease a 9x13” baking pan.
In a small bowl, toss ½ cup of the semisweet chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of flour and set aside.
Melt butter and the remaining chocolate chips (1 ½ cups) in a glass bowl, over a simmering pot of water. After they have melted together to a smooth consistency, set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla and sugar together.
Slowly stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the remaining flour (1 cup) with the baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips that were tossed in flour, and add the batter to your greased baking pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes.
While the brownies are baking, make the caramel sauce:
Melt butter and heavy cream in a saucepan on low/medium heat.
Whisk in the brown sugar and cook over low heat 5-7 minutes. The caramel sauce should bubble as it thickens. Be sure to stir it frequently to avoid burning the sugar.
Remove from heat, and allow the sauce to cool and thicken.
When the brownies are done, let them cool completely before drizzling the caramel sauce. (It may be hard to wait, but we promise it’s worth it!)
Sprinkle with flaked sea salt, and enjoy!
Note: We recommend using a plastic knife to cut the brownies, and we cut these bad boys into 12 large brownie squares. (Because, really, who eats a small brownie?!)