Caramel Brownies

An updated version of the Caramel Brownies I fell hard for in college! So gooey and irresistible!!!
Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies for the Win!

For someone who’s not that into football, I’ve seen a LOT of games this fall. It was parents’ weekend down at the university my youngest attends. But as a bonus, his team was playing my alma mater…so, of course, we went. I put on my Iowa sweatshirt so I could razz him a little. Well, both teams stink, so I doubted he’d really care. Also, since it was November, I wore a down coat, long underwear, gloves and anything else I could dream up to prevent my tush from freezing…which covered any gear identifying me as the enemy. Well, college football games mean tailgates. One of Nick’s friends through elementary school and high school made the team, so we planned to meet up with his parents before the game. I was assigned baked goods…shocking, I know…and did I find two wonderful new recipes to try. First up are these Caramel Brownies from my friend, Danielle, of Hugs & Cookies XOXO. Danielle is a baker extraordinaire…as well as one of the kindest gals around. She started blogging long before I did and has a facebook page with tens of thousands of fans. When I think of decadent desserts, I think of my sweet friend, Danielle. She and I are in Group C of the Secret Recipe Club and have yet to be assigned each other’s blogs, so we decided to to our own challenge today. She is baking something from my blog, and I from hers. I think the pictures speak for themselves…these are marvelous!!!

Caramel Brownies

Hugs & Cookies

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Tip of the day: To make sharp, neat squares when cutting gooey bars like brownies, pop the whole pan into the fridge and allow them to cool completely. Bring brownies to room temperature before serving or the caramel will be difficult to chew.

Caramel Brownies

Serves 24 brownies     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Homemade brownies with chocolate chips and a caramel filling


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 14-ounce bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line 9 x 13 pan with non-stick foil.
  2. Melt the butter and 12 oz. chips in microwave until melted. Stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Pour half into your pan and bake 20 minutes.
  3. Cool for 20 minutes. Microwave the caramels and cream until melted. Spread the caramel in a layer on top. Carefully spread the rest of the batter on top of the caramel. Scatter the chocolate chips on top. Bake 20 more minutes.
  4. Cool in pan. Then refrigerate for cleaner cutting. Remove using foil as handles.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 265kcal Calories from fat 144
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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