Think it's hard to make salted caramel brownies from scratch? Think again. It couldn't be simpler! The final result is an irresistibly sweet and slightly savory combination.
For the brownies: 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.2.
In a double broiler, melt chopped butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt until fully liquid. Once the chocolate base is formed, take off the double broiler and set aside to cool for 3-5 mins (you don't want your eggs to cook!).3.
When cooled, add vanilla and stir. Slowly add flour and mix.4.
When you see no more flour add one egg at a time and mix.5.
Add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (optional).6.
Line a 13-inch x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and pour brownie mix into the pan. Spread until the mixture evenly coats the pan.
7. Bake for 30-35 mins. Stick a toothpick in at 30 minutes to check to see if the brownies are done.8.
Pour salted caramel topping (see below for instructions) over brownies. Serve immediately.
For the caramel topping:1.
Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Combine sugar and cold water and stir.2.
Cook without stirring until sugar turns amber, about 10-12mins. Pay close attention to the saucepan so the liquid doesn't burn.3.
In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream for about 2 minutes.4.
When caramel is ready, whisk into the warm cream and serve immediately.