Sunday, March 20, 2011

Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate Studded Brownies

Today was National Chocolate Caramel Day and just for fun when I saw that I thought it would be fun to try to make something with chocolate and caramel.  These brownies with Dove Milk Chocolates with Caramel were born.

Dove Chocolate Caramel Brownies 3-19-11

I opened my baking stash cupboard and saw a bag of Dove chocolates that I’d bought for something else and ended up not needing.  I immediately started whipping up my favorite brownie recipe and put the unwrapped chocolates on the top of half the batter, then covered them with the rest of the batter.  After they baked, cooled, then chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours, they were sliced and perfect.

Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate Studded Brownies, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1/2 cup natural cocoa powder

2 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 package unwrapped caramel filled milk chocolates

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8x8 inch pan with non-stick foil (or just grease well).  Lightly spray the foiled lined pan with cooking spray. 

In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter with the cocoa powder over medium heat.  Whisk together as it melts.  Once it is melted and combined together, remove from heat.  Let it sit for five minutes to cool slightly.  Whisk in the eggs until well combined.  Continue by whisking in the sugar and the vanilla.  Finally stir in the flour and salt just until the flour disappears into the batter.  Pour about half the batter into the prepared pan.  Line the batter with the chocolates.  Put the remaining batter in a zip top plastic bag and snip off about a 1/4 inch corner.  Drizzle the remaining batter evenly over the chocolates.  (I just do this as it makes the top batter much more evenly distributed than just trying to spread it across the chocolates.)

Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let the brownies cool on a wire rack until room temperature.  Chill in refrigerator for a couple hours.  Remove from pan using the foil edges.  Peel the foil off the bottom of the brownies.  Place on a cutting board and cut into 16 pieces.  You can let them come to room temperature to get a more gooey caramel.


This is my favorite go-to brownie recipe and I use it for any add-ins to my brownie creations.


Lisa Ernst said...

How fun! These brownies look great. My only question is, how did National Caramel Chocolate day pass me by???

Fallon said...

YUMMY!!! I'm so use to a normal brownie, I need to mix it up and do something fun like adding chocolates with caramel.

I finally made your chunky monkey granola. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Um,Yes please! Really,the title alone is enough to make me drool! Great pics.

Amanda said...

oh my gosh these look amazing! i want to eat them right now, while watching a movie, and with a scoop of vanilla butter scotch swirl ice cream!

Lisa said...

You sure know how to celebrate a day right! Surely no one could resist these.

Trisha said...

These brownies look delicious!!!

Amanda said...

Holy cow Katrina, these look wonderful. I have always loved the combination of caramel and brownies, it's divine!

Caroline said...

I could definitely use one of these this morning! How delicious!!

Bizzy said...

This is a wonderful idea to take the basic brownie, way over the top, and to bring smiles to many faces.

I have to make this.

Stephanie said...

Love this! I bet these were perfect with a glass of milk!

Gourmified said...

Not much looks good these days, but these caramely gooey brownies....I'll have 2 please!

Megan said...

These brownies get my 5 stars. Oh why does sugar and chocolate have to be so fattening? I could bake up a pan of these and eat them all myself.

s said...

oh my gosh these look incredibly decadent...

Shelby said...

they look sinfully delicious! :)

Heather Davis said...

Gorgeous Katrina! So wish I hadn't given up chocolate for lent. Still these are something to save for when I can eat it again.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Chocolate and caramel...two of my favorite food groups in one brownie. :)

Meg Luby said...

caramel and chocolate never looked so good! i love this! i had bookmarked a bunch of recipes to get back and comment on post vacation and this was one i knew i needed to share some love on. thanks for sharing :)

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