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Nutty Caramel Brownies

Nutty Caramel Brownies – Deliciously thick and fudgy chocolate brownies filled with a caramel layer that is loaded with peanuts. Ooey gooey brownie goodness!

Nutty Caramel Brownies

Guys, I think I’ve just made my new favourite brownie recipe!

Perhaps even better than my Oreo Brownies and Fudgy Brownies, but that’s for you to decide. 🙂 

These brownies are thick and fudgy, and are filled with a gooey caramel centre. The caramel layer is also stuffed full of salted peanuts which gives these brownies extra crunch.

What more could you want out of an indulgent brownie recipe?

Nutty Caramel Brownies

How to make Nutty Caramel Brownies

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cocoa powder: I used Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder.
  • Salt
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Chocolate chips

For the caramel centre:

  • Chewy caramels or toffees
  • Evaporated milk
  • Salted peanuts

To make the brownies, simply add the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir to combine. Heat for another minute until the mixture is very warm to the touch.

Mix in the eggs and the vanilla until fully combined, then fold in the flour. Fold in the chocolate chips, being sure not to let them fully melt into the batter.

Spoon half of the batter into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with foil or parchment paper and spread out evenly.

For the caramel centre, add the caramels and milk to a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth.

Allow the caramel to cool slightly and thicken up in the fridge – about 20 – 30 minutes. Fold in the chopped nuts, and spread the caramel evenly over the brownie batter. Top with the remaining batter.

Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. The centre will still be jiggly, but will firm up as the caramel layer cools. Allow to cool completely in the fridge or freezer before cutting into bars.

Scroll down for the FULL printable recipe. 🙂

Nutty Caramel Brownies

These Nutty Caramel Brownies are:

  • super quick and easy to throw together
  • deliciously thick and fudgy
  • BIG on flavour
  • stuffed with a nutty caramel centre
  • a perfect chocolatey indulgent treat!

How long will these caramel brownies last? These brownies will stay fresh stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. I do not recommend storing these at room temperature as they will become too soft.

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

I really do hope you enjoy these brownies just as much as I do, and I’d love to know what you think! ♥

Nutty Caramel Brownies

Nutty Caramel Brownies

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Enjoy! 🙂


5 from 3 votes
Nutty Caramel Brownies
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yields: 16 bars
Calories: 313 kcal
Deliciously thick and fudgy chocolate brownies filled with a caramel layer that is loaded with peanuts. Ooey gooey brownie goodness!
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Ingredients
For the Brownies
  • 1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter 140g
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar 300g
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder 75g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain/all-purpose flour 60g
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 90g
For the Nutty Caramel Centre
  • 10 oz chewy caramels or toffees 280g
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk 60ml
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts 65g, chopped
Instructions
For the Brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir to combine. Heat for another minute until the mixture is very warm/hot to the touch.

  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until fully combined, then fold in the flour. Fold in the chocolate chips, being sure not to let them fully melt into the batter.

  4. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread out evenly.

For the Nutty Caramel Centre
  1. Place the caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly and thicken up in the fridge - about 20 - 30 minutes.

  2. Fold in the peanuts. Spread the caramel evenly over the brownie batter, then top with the remaining batter.

  3. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes. The centre will still be jiggly, but will firm up as the caramel layer cools. Allow to cool completely in the fridge or freezer before cutting into bars.

Notes

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

The calories are an estimate only.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Wilhelmina Wessel
    13th October 2018 at 3:05 am

    These pictures make me want to lick my screen! Yum!!!

  • Reply
    Stephanie Simmons
    13th October 2018 at 3:50 am

    These brownies are amazing! There’s nothing I enjoy more than warm, gooey, chocolate brownies but once you add caramel and nuts? OMG. Heavenly.

  • Reply
    Julia
    15th October 2018 at 8:00 am

    Marsha, these brownies look absolutely delicious! I am salivating here 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      15th October 2018 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Julia! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    15th October 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Holy cannoli Marsha! I can’t come to your site because I always want to eat everything I see. These brownies are no exception. I just looooooooooooove caramel (can you tell I like caramel??!!). . .and then you had to weave it into an ooey gooey brownie!!! Stop!!

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