Holiday Obsession: Salted Caramel Brownies

Holiday Obsession: Salted Caramel Brownies

  • 12/12/12
When I saw this recipe on Cup of Joe, I immediately pinned it. I'm obsessed with salted caramel. It's the perfect flavor combo: salty and sweet. I love salted caramel ice cream, I buy them by the handful from the Cork Market, and I've never sampled a chocolate salted caramel bar that I didn't enjoy. I made these brownies for my Dirty Santa party and they were a huge hit. They are delicious, easy and people will think you're a master baker.
A tiny secret: you can make this with a brownie box mix and get the same results!

Salted Caramel Brownies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 1-oz. squares of dark chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping (I used one from Cork Market)
  • 1 tsp. good quality sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a 3-quart saucepan over very low heat, melt butter and chocolate, stirring the mixture constantly.
  • Remove from heat, and stir the sugar into the chocolate. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Combine the flour and 1/2 tsp. salt in a separate bowl, then stir into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Drizzle the caramel atop the batter, and use a knife to swirl over the surface.
  • Sprinkle sea salt over the caramel. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
*photo by me. recipe via A Cup of Jo.

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