Caramel Brownie Bites

Hi my friends!! It has been too long since my last blog post, but I am still working hard on my recovery from hip surgery.  Some days, I feel amazing, and other days, I feel like the surgery was yesterday.  So, I have been moving slowly and taking the time I need to heal so I can be back to my old self very soon!  Thank you all for being so patient with me and continuing to follow me on social media and leaving such sweet and supportive comments.  They mean the world to me.

Yesterday, I had a craving for some good old fashioned brownies.  There is nothing quite like a rich, fudgy brownie to satisfy any chocolate craving, but I decided to turn it up a notch and add some really yummy ingredients to make it extra special.  As you all know, I love the taste of caramel in desserts, so I whipped up some easy caramel sauce, added some extra chocolate to the batter, and then added a dark chocolate nugget on top of each brownie before it went into the oven.  After the brownies cooled, I drizzled the caramel all over the top of them 🙂  The result is an incredibly dense and moist treat that I know you will love.

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*I used a pan that had 12 individual wells for the brownies, but you can make these in a 9″x13″ pan if you don’t have a pan like that.  Either way, they will be delicious!!! 🙂

Caramel Brownie Bites

Makes: 12 brownie bites, or a 9"x13" pan Prep time: 25 minutes Bake time: 20 to 25 minutes

Ingredients

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces

1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

3 medium sized eggs

1 and 1/2 teaspoons chocolate or vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 cup all purpose flour

12, Hershey’s Special Dark Nuggets, or more if you are making them in a 9″x13″ pan

1 cup caramel bits

2 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions

Grease and dust with cocoa, your individual brownie pan.  If you are using a 9″x13″ pan, grease the pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a glass bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter for a minute, then stir until the chocolate is melted and the butter is combined.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the sugar.  Add the vanilla or chocolate extract, eggs and salt.  Mix until all ingredients are combined. Add in the flour and stir until just combined, being careful not to over mix.  Stir in chocolate chips.

If you are using an individual brownie pan, fill each well evenly.  If you are using a 9″x13″ pan, spread the batter evenly into the pan.  Top each brownie with a dark chocolate nugget, if using the brownie pan.  If using the other pan, use about 20 nuggets on top, spreading them out evenly. Press the chocolate nugget into the batter, but not all the way until it hits the bottom.

Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, depending on the pan.  It is so much better to under bake these brownies, because they need to be really fudgy and moist.

While the brownies are cooling, combine the caramel bits and cream in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat for a minute or so until the caramel is melted and can easily be combined with the cream.

Drizzle the caramel mixture over the cooled brownies.  Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

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Comments

  1. Gloria says:

    Hi Lizzie!! My heart just skipped a beat when I saw this recipe!!! 😋😋. My hubby loves anything with chocolate and caramel, so I’m making these this weekend. It’s funny because I just bought one of those brownie pans at Williams Sonoma and wanted to use it! I love all your recipes and beautiful photos ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Lizzie says:

      Hi Gloria!! Thank you so much for your kind words!! These brownies are really decadent, so I am thinking your hubby might be very happy if you make them for him 🙂 xoxo

  2. Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes says:

    Those brownie bites look so sinful and delicious Lizzie!! Love the drizzle of that creamy caramel! Yumm

    1. Lizzie says:

      Hi Sweet Deepika!! Thank you for your kind words…that means a lot, coming from an amazing baker like you..xoxo

  3. Sheila Weinstein says:

    Hi, Lizzie,

    These just make my mouth want to taste them RIGHT NOW. So…I have all the ingredients except for the caramel bits which I think are must haves to make this recipe come out just like yours (maybe I’m dreaming!) So, I’m off to the supermarket hoping they have those little bits, that make this brownie just a little bit better than most. Thanks so much for all your inventive ideas. I’ve been lucky so far in trying to duplicate them but I’m sure that’s because you take such care to test them . I wonder how you can stay so thin with all the baking you do. I sure couldn’t. Maybe you just let your husband eat them all!

    Most sincerely,
    Melissa from Oklahoma

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