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Salted Caramel Brownies

Kelly Hamilton
These Salted Caramel Brownies are fudgy, gooey, and extremely rich. Stuffed AND topped with a silky homemade salted caramel sauce, you can't go wrong with this recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 443 kcal


Salted Caramel

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature, cubed
  • ½ cup heavy cream room temperature
  • tsp sea salt


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt


Make the salted caramel:

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar on medium-high for about 5-6 minutes. Use a heat-proof rubber spatula to stir the sugar to make sure it doens't burn on the bottom. The sugar will get lumpy at first, then turn a golden brown color.
  • After the sugar has completely melted, there are no more clumps, and it's a nice dark amber color, remove from the heat and add in the butter. Be careful because it should rapidly bubble at first. Use your spatula to stir the mixture for 1-2 minutes, until the sugar and butter come together. If they seem like they are separating just continue to mix, it will eventually come together!
  • Put the mixture back on the heat and slowly add in the heavy cream while stirring, this should bubble as well. Let it boil/bubble for about 1 minute and then remove from heat, adding in the salt and mixing to combine everything together. Let it cool.

Make the brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and 4oz of chocolate on high for 30 seconds. Mix and then heat in 10 to 15-second intervals (mixing in between) until the mixture is smooth and melted together. Once melted, add to a large bowl with the sugar and mix until combined. Add in the eggs + yolk, as well as the vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients- flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix until everything is combined and there are no streaks of flour left.
  • Pour a little over half the brownie batter into the pan, and then take ¾ cup of the caramel sauce and spread over top. You can use a knife to swirl it into the brownies, just be careful not to go all the way to the edge. Top with the rest of the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool completely (about 1 hour), drizzle the remaining caramel sauce on top, and cut into 12 squares! Finish with some flaky sea salt and enjoy!


Calories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 838IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword salted caramel recipe, brownies
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