Quick & Easy Caramel Brownies

Are you craving a decadent treat that combines rich brownies with gooey caramel? Look no further than these quick and easy caramel brownies! Perfectly moist and indulgent, this recipe takes classic brownies to the next level with layers of creamy caramel. Here’s how to whip up a batch that will satisfy any sweet tooth in no time.

caramel brownies stacked on top of one another

While you are here, let me share with you a few of our family favorite dessert recipes! First, let's start with my oh so popular Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, it's unlike most cookie recipes you'll find on the internet! It's more of a soft batch style, but you have to ensure you under bake the cookie!

Next, I'd have to say you need to try my viral Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel recipe! It's super inexpensive to make, fkn addictive (so fair warning) and will feed a crowd!

From there, I'd go with the Banana Pudding because well it's delicious and one of my son's favorite desserts! Alright let's get into this Caramel Brownie recipe shall we?!?

Whether you follow the classic method or get creative with variations, these brownies are guaranteed to be a hit. Treat yourself and your loved ones to homemade goodness with our simple and delicious caramel brownies recipe.

Why Marci Loves This Recipe:

  • There's 3 ingredients, plus egg, oil and water! How easy is that?
  • You can double or triple this recipe with ease to feed a crowd.
  • A decadent, ooey-gooey brownie without all the fuss!
  • TIP: I add a handful of chocolate chips to every brownie mix!

 

fudge brownie mix, evaporated milk and caramel squares to make caramel brownies

Ingredients Needed To Make Caramel Brownies at Home

  • 1 18 oz. brownie mix (plus ingredients as directed on the box)
  • 11 oz. Caramels
  • ⅓ c evaporated milk

How To Make Easy Caramel Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Grease a 9x9 baking dish with nonstick baking spray, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients as directed on the box for the brownies. Set aside.

melted caramels in glass bowl mixed with evaporated milk

In a medium bowl, place the caramels and evaporated milk. Microwave in :30 second increments until the caramel has melted. Stirring in between.

half of brownie batter in a 8x8 baking dish

Place half the brownie mixture into the bottom of the baking dish in an even layer.

layered brownie batter with caramel and dollops of brownie batter on top

Next, pour the caramel over the top. Using a spoon, dollop the remaining brownie batter on the top.

out of the oven baked caramel brownies

Bake for 35-45 minutes, until when a toothpick is inserted into the middle of the brownies, comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before enjoying!

FAQs

Q: How do you make quick and easy caramel brownies? A: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and greasing a 9x9 baking dish. Prepare the brownie mix according to package instructions in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, microwave caramels and evaporated milk until melted and smooth. Layer half of the brownie batter in the baking dish, pour over the caramel, then dollop with the remaining batter. Bake for 35-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before cutting into squares and serving.

Q: Can you add nuts or chocolate chips to caramel brownies? A: Absolutely! Sprinkle chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts over the caramel layer before adding the final layer of brownie batter. You can also fold in chocolate chips into the brownie batter for added richness.

4 caramel brownies stacked on top of one another

Variations

  • Salted Caramel Brownies: Sprinkle sea salt over the caramel layer before baking for a sweet and salty twist.

  • Nutty Delight: Add chopped nuts to the caramel layer for extra crunch and flavor.

  • Chocolate Lover's Dream: Swirl melted chocolate into the caramel before pouring over the brownie batter for a triple chocolate treat.

How to Store Caramel Brownies

To keep your caramel brownies fresh and delicious:

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • For longer storage, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

Indulge in the irresistible combination of caramel and brownies with our quick and easy recipe. Perfect for any occasion, these decadent treats will have everyone coming back for more. 

Visit MarciRenee.com for more sweet inspirations and start baking today!

piece of caramel brownie sitting next to a stack of caramel brownies
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