Caramel Filled Brownies

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Caramel Filled Brownies

These are some of the most decadent brownies I’ve ever made or had the pleasure to eat. They are full of chocolate, caramel and nuts, and it just about doesn’t get any better than that!

I followed the recipe from Cookie Madness pretty closely. I used regular butter instead of unsalted butter and decreased the salt by 1/4 tsp. I had the pleasure of using Abdallah caramel instead of unwrapping individual pieces of caramel. The Abdallah caramel appeared at my local grocery store this fall and I was hoping to get a chance to bake with it before it disappears from the shelves.

Every fall my sister-in-law treats the family to caramel apples from Abdallah Candies. When I saw that they were packaging caramel apple kits, I knew how convenient the caramel would be for baking. Wouldn’t it be great if they market it year-round instead of just in the fall?

My tips for making these brownies in addition to the directions from Cookie Madness are to use a teaspoon to scoop small spoonfuls of brownie dough over the caramel layer and then spread it out.  The other tip is not to panic if you dare to cut into these before they are completely cool. They will seem very gooey if you do that, but if you’re patient and let them cool all the way and then chill them before cutting you’ll see that it all comes together in a wonderful way. It’s interesting to note that the sugar and eggs are beaten for a full three minutes in this recipe before incorporating the remaining ingredients.

I made these late yesterday afternoon, and my husband started sampling them before they were cool all the way. That’s a testament to how good they are. He says they’re even better today than they were yesterday. What I know is that they’re just wonderful today. The brownies take a little time to put together but they are definitely worth it for a special treat.
Enjoy!

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13 Responses to “Caramel Filled Brownies”

  1. Megan Says:

    I never knew I wanted a caramel brownie until I saw the picture.

    I was in the store yesterday buying supplies for gingerbread house making and I found the caramel bits in a bag. I suppose those would work, too.

    • basicallybaked Says:

      I felt the same way about caramel brownies, but I’m so glad I tried these. I think the caramel bits would work fine although I don’t really have much experience with them. It beats unwrapping lots of caramel candies though!

  2. Cheryl Says:

    I wish I could eat one thru the computer screen – they look scrumptuous!

  3. Katrina Says:

    Ooh, love the toppings! I just recently made some caramel brownies, too! Everyone LOVED them. Yours look great! I just used my favorite brownie recipe (Dorie’s Tribute to Katharine Hepburn brownies). Ooh, now I’m wanting some more! ;)
    http://www.bakingandboys.com/2009/11/happy-halloween-caramel-pecan-brownies.html
    It’s a long post, but my caramel brownies are towards the end.
    I’ll have to try all the goodness on top!

  4. Anna Says:

    I can’t believe brownie-girl Megan hasn’t tried these yet. Heh.

    Now I need to get my hands on some of that Abdallah caramel.

  5. shelly (cookies and cups) Says:

    These look insanely delicious!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is Says:

    These brownies look amazing! I need to try them!! WOW!

  7. Louise Says:

    Hi Sue! Have just discovered your blog and I love it already. Definitely going to try these brownies at the weekend, although I may have to halve the quantities as I’m not sure I can be trusted with a whole batch in the house. Thank you for cheering up a rainy afternoon in London.

    • basicallybaked Says:

      Louise
      Thank you for your kind words about the blog. A half batch is a splendid idea. They would add up to a lot of calories for just one person! I feel for you with the dreary weather. Just yesterday one of my friends who lived in England for awhile commented that our weather right now is just like being in England in November. We’re lucky though that it’s this warm. Many years we would already have snow and very cold weather to deal with. All the best! Sue

  8. Michael Beyer Says:

    Amazing photo and delicious use for caramel!! I love caramel flavor and making it is a lot of fun too. I had a ball making these homemade caramel apples by Martha Stewart. Perfect for Halloween!
    http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/classic-caramel-apples/

  9. Abdallah Candies Says:

    Good News! Abdallah Candies does sell our Caramel Apple Kits year round! You can also buy our baking caramel in large 12 pound slabs! It is only the Caramel Apples themselves that are seasonal. You can visit our website at http://www.abdallahcandies.com or call us at 952-890-4770 for more information. Those brownies sound utterly irresistible!

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