Caramel Brownies


Total Time:

25 minutes



Things are about to get super sweet around here. I’m talking Caramel Brownies loaded with the most epic caramel swirl, plenty of chocolate chips and a brownie base that is going to change the game.

Need a decadent, sweet tooth satisfying and crazy gorgeous treat? These Caramel Brownies have you covered! So addictive, you'll want the whole pan

A word of caution… these are decadent. So decadent that you’ll have a hard time putting them away after a few bites. Full disclosure: I take no responsibility if you wind up in front of the TV with a pan of Caramel Brownies and a spoon while watching a marathon of the Real Housewives of wherever. It’s been known to happen so I’m just giving you a heads up. Self control + Caramel Brownies… it’s just not possible.

The most decadent, sweet tooth satisfying and crazy gorgeous Caramel Brownies ever baked! Crazy delicious Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk


  • In a small pot combine the peeled caramels and evaporated milk. Heat over medium heat and stir until all caramels are melted.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line a 9x9 baking tin with parchment.
  • In a pot over medium heat, combine the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt and mix for 2 minutes, remove from heat. Add the vanilla and eggs and combine. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips and set aside.
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • After ten minutes, add the caramel sauce on top of the cooked brownie portion and then add the remaining brownie batter on top of the caramel. Using a knife, swirl the top 2 layers together.
  • Place the baking dish back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, and let it cool to room temperature before transferring it into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

    YOWZA! These look fantastic! I could use a few of these in my life right about now 🙂

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  5. Sarit

    Question on the cook time and what consistency the brownies are supposed to be when they come out of the oven. I’ve nearly doubled the cook time and they’re still not baked. I know the consistency of the batter was correct (fellow chef here!) so I’m wondering about how sof they should be. Thanks!

    • Gaby

      Hey Sarit,

      They should be a little soft as they will harden as they cool!! BUt double the baking time seems like there might be something off. Let me know how they turn out and I can help troubleshoot!

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  7. Priya

    Can i use cream instead of evaporated milk? Here in India, it is not readily available. I can, of course, make it… but, would like to try the easy way out

    • Gaby

      I haven’t tested it with heavy cream so if you try it, keep us posted!

  8. Lisa

    Do i need to refridgerate the leftovers? I usually leave my brownies on counter.

    • Gaby

      I do – but you don’t have to!! It’ll disappear really fast 🙂

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  11. andi

    Can you please tell me what size pan I should use if I want to double this recipe—9×13?? Thanks!

    • Gaby

      doubling the recipe will affect the baking time – but yes a 9×13 is great. It might need an extra 5-10 minutes in the oven

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  13. Tiffany

    Do you think I could sub a thick caramel off ice cream topping in place of the caramels and milk?

    • Gaby

      you could totally try! I can’t say for sure since I didn’t test it that way

  14. Kathryn

    I could only find salted caramels at Whole Foods….should I just omit the salt? Salted caramel brownies sound pretty awesome but I don’t want them to be too salty of course. Thank you!

    • Gaby

      ya omit the salt and then just add more flaky salt on top at the end if you need it!!

  15. shawnna Griffin

    hey girl- these look amazing! yummy! Have a great weekend!

  16. elana

    Is evaporated milk the same as sweetened condensed milk? Here in Australia many many of our terms are different.

  17. Lyndsey P.

    I’m confused with this recipe…. how do you not get scrambled eggs when you add them to a hot pot of butter and chocolate? If the butter needed to be softened, shouldn’t it all be creamed together in a mixer as opposed to over the stove? I’m in the process of making, but consistency seems off to me. Am I doing something wrong? Hoping it turns out because they look divine!!

    • Gaby

      you need to whisk the eggs quickly as you add to the melted butter – plus the pot has since been removed from the heat. And as far as creaming vs melting goes, it yields totally different textures in the end and I prefer my way.

  18. Alison

    OMG!!! these brownies are delicious. Accidentally misread recipe and used all of chocolate batter for base, but no one in my family seemed to mind, since they are all gone and I’m making more. Do you have any suggestions for adding chili to the caramel?

  19. Crissy Kumhala

    Measured and prepared the mixture as instructed. Baked as directed and they looked “jiggly” yet so I added another 5-10 for bake time. Let them sit to come to room temperature, and they are still super soft. Yummy, but no chance they will come out in squares to serve to others. Looks like we will eat this with a spoon!

    • Gaby

      I haven’t tested it without egg so I can’t say with any certainty

    • Gaby

      I haven’t tested them either way – so I can’t say for sure

  20. amy

    I was in a pinch and made this recipe using Trader Joe’s salted caramel sauce and they were DELICIOUS! So so good. I’m making them again this weekend and I will make as directed. I’m sure they’ll be even better.

  21. Maureen

    Tried making these today and I added 6 minutes and they still seem really underdone. I’m concerned but trusting Gaby! Hoping they’ll firm up as they cool. Fingers crossed!

    • Gaby

      They should absolutely firm up! Keep me posted

    • Lauren

      I feel the same way. These are REALLY gooey – almost fudge like. Have not hardened overnight into brownies.

  22. Brigette

    I made these last night. They are delicious! But, can you tell me what the consistency should be? They are not cake like. They are very moist and more fudge like – very gooey. Is that correct? May try to make again. The caramel was a “liquid” and when the second layer of batter was poured on top of it, it was hard to mix the two. Should the caramel be allowed to cool a bit so it is thicker when poured on top of the first layer of cake?

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  24. Amanda

    Omgosh! It’s like brownie carmelitas!! ❤️ I’m going to make this tomorrow!

  25. Maggie

    5 stars
    I made these 2 years ago and my husband still talks about them! Making them again today!

  26. judy

    Hi Gaby, I thought I did the receipt right but missed the part about being soft and will harden. Mine are cooling but I did the toothpick test and parts the chocolate parts stuck to the toothpick, but I cooked it longer because when I opened the oven you could see my caramel bubbling and making noise when the bubble would burst. The toothpick came out wet in some places not all. I might have gone a little overboard in the cooking time next time I will take it out sooner because I hope I didn’t overcook the caramel and won’t be hard but smells heavenly.

  27. Alexandra

    Loved this recipe! Took the average brownie to the next level! I wondered if you could freeze these?

    • Gaby

      yes but caramel gets really hard when it freezes so let the thaw a while before biting into one

  28. Amanda

    5 stars
    These are AMAZING!! The recipe is easy to follow and the brownies are beyond!

  29. Donna

    We’re looking forward to baking the Carmel Brownies! Do you recommend any high altitude adjustments? Thanks!