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Caramel Crunch Brownies

Caramel Crunch Brownies – Deliciously thick and fudgy brownies that are topped with a generous layer of caramel loaded with Cornflakes. The ultimate crunchy brownies!

Caramel Crunch Brownies

Caramel Crunch Brownies

If you love fudgy brownies, caramel, and Cornflakes, then I have the perfect recipe for you – Caramel Crunch Brownies!

These brownies (my perfect brownie base recipe) are incredibly thick and fudgy, infused with a little vanilla, and topped with a thick layer of gooey caramel loaded with Cornflakes.

If you have a big sweet tooth like me, then you are gonna fall in love with these brownies. ♥

Looking for more brownie recipes? Check out my Nutella Brownies, Nutty Caramel Brownies, and my Chocolate Chip Cookie Caramel Brownies.

Caramel Crunch Brownies
Caramel Crunch Brownies

How to make Caramel Crunch Brownies

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these brownies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • Unsalted butter: No need to have at room temperature.
  • Granulated sugar: You’ll need 1 and 1/2 cups (300g) which is the perfect amount of sugar – do not try to use less as this may affect results.
  • Cocoa powder: I love and use Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder.
  • Salt
  • Large eggs: You’ll need 2, straight from the fridge.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Plain/all-purpose flour: You only need 1/2 cup (60g) of flour. Using a small amount of flour is what makes for extra fudgy brownies.
  • Chocolate chips: You may use milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

For the caramel crunch layer, you’ll need:

  • Chewy caramels or toffees: I love and use Thorntons Original Special Toffee.
  • Evaporated milk
  • Cornflakes

To make these brownies, simply start by placing the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt to a microwave-safe bowl, and heating for 30 seconds.

Stir the mixture well, then continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the butter is melted and the mixture is combined. The mixture should very warm/hot to the touch.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix well until combined. Mix in the flour until fully combined, then gently fold in the chocolate chips. Make sure not to let ALL the chocolate chips melt into the warm batter.

Pour the batter into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper, and bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the centre in no longer jiggly and a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean with a few moist crumbs.

Allow to cool slightly on a wire rack whilst preparing the caramel crunch topping.

For the topping, place the caramels and evaporated milk in a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

Add the Cornflakes and fold in until completely coated. Pour the caramel Cornflake mixture over the brownie base, spread out evenly, and pat it down until compact.

Refrigerate for at least 1 – 2 hours or until the brownies are completely cool and the topping is set before slicing and serving.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Caramel Crunch Brownies
Caramel Crunch Brownies

These Caramel Crunch Brownies are:

  • incredibly quick and easy to throw together
  • deliciously thick and fudgy
  • infused with vanilla
  • generously topped with a layer of caramel loaded with Cornflakes

How long will these brownies last? These brownies will stay fresh stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these brownies? Yep! They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Caramel Crunch Brownies
Caramel Crunch Brownies
Caramel Crunch Brownies

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Caramel Crunch Brownies

Caramel Crunch Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Deliciously thick and fudgy brownies that are topped with a generous layer of caramel loaded with Cornflakes. The ultimate crunchy brownies!

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 1 and 1/4 sticks (140g) unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (75g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (60g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips

For the Caramel Crunch

  • 15 oz (420g) chewy caramels or toffees - I used Thorntons Original Special Toffee
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) evaporated milk
  • 4 cups (100g) Cornflakes

Instructions

For the Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and combined. The mixture should very warm/hot to the touch.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well until combined. Fold in the flour until fully combined, then gently fold in the chocolate chips. Be sure not to let them ALL melt into the warm batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until the centre is no longer jiggly and a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean with a few moist crumbs.
  5. Allow to cool slightly on a wire rack whilst preparing the caramel crunch topping.

For the Caramel Crunch

  1. Place the caramels and milk in a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.
  2. Add the Cornflakes and fold in until completely coated.
  3. Pour the caramel Cornflake mixture over the brownie base, and spread out evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 - 2 hours until the brownies are completely cool and the topping is set before slicing and serving.

Notes

Brownies stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Inspired by Cupcake Jemma

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 brownies Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g

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ellen

Monday 19th of October 2020

Could I use Wethers chewy caramels? Thorntons toffees are not sold in the city I live in . Thank you.

Marsha

Monday 19th of October 2020

Yes, they'll work fine :)

Eunice Neves

Wednesday 6th of November 2019

Wow, trying these out for my birthday on Thursday with my girlfriends. YUM

Natalie

Saturday 15th of June 2019

WOW these brownies look amazing! Perfect for hosting! I love that caramel crunchy top!

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