Caramel Filled Brownies



This was what my heart was doing on Saturday.


It’s like a river of goop

But it was so freakin’ delicious

First, thanks everyone for the congratulations. You all are so sweet and I love my Twitter/blogging family :) We’re very excited to start wedding planning!

Second, can you believe this dessert? The second I saw this, I knew I had to make it. I just love that there is ooey gooey caramel OOZING out of every part of this brownie. It’s also the messiest dessert I’ve ever made too. Just remember: USE LOTS OF OIL/GREASE,’ll prevent all the sticking!

The brownie part of this dessert is so chocolatey decadent and the caramel part just takes it to a whole ‘nother level of sweetness and mellows out the dark chocolate flavor. It’s such a match made in heaven. You must make this some day! I ended up storing mine in the fridge after I took these shots and it’s even BETTER when they’re hardened. The bottom layer of the brownie forms into a hardness kinda like fudge and the middle is still gooey and stringy when you bite into it and then the top layer is still soft — not too hard. Ugh, it’s amazing.

Caramel Filled Brownies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A rich and gooey dessert that will leaving you begging for more!

Servings: 12
For the brownies:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For the caramel filling:
  • 14 oz caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with foil and grease the foil REALLY WELL, like coat it until it's dripping in butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl on a make-shift double boiler. Heat, stirring occasionally, until all is completely melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat.
  3. Whisk in sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well incorporated. Then whisk in flour and salt until just combined.
  4. Spread about half the brownie batter into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven (keep the oven on) and let the brownie layer cool for 20 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, make the caramel filling by combining the caramel candies and cream in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Keep stirring until melted and immediately spread the caramel mixture over the cooked brownie layer.
  6. Pour the remaining brownie batter over the caramel layer. Try to spread it evenly as it is pretty difficult to try to smooth it out evenly over the caramel layer.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes then remove from oven and transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting and serving. You'll definitely want to wait for it because otherwise, your squares will be a complete gooey mess!
Recipe Notes

Source: Annie's Eats


Posted on March 06, 2012

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  1. 03/06/2012 at 9:23 am

    “Oozing with sweet love” — how cute are you?! Ooey gooey caramel brownies are a perfect celebrating treat. :)

  2. 03/06/2012 at 9:49 am

    I would eat these straight out of the pan. Holy goodness. love, love, love!

  3. 03/06/2012 at 9:50 am

    Congrats again! So happy for you! LOVE the brownies!

  4. 03/06/2012 at 10:05 am

    holy mother of decadent awesome desserts. these look incredible! +i like the way you connected the texture of the brownies to your heart on saturday night. you’re too funny!

  5. 03/06/2012 at 11:04 am

    ok. i pretty much just drooled on my keyboard. these look so freaking incredible! love the caramel goo oozing everywhere. i’m soooo pinning these. :)

  6. 03/06/2012 at 11:10 am

    LOVE that oozing caramel, what an awesome way to celebrate your news!

  7. 03/06/2012 at 11:16 am

    I loovvvveee gooey anything! congrats again on your engagement. Now all the fun planning begins!

  8. 03/06/2012 at 12:01 pm

    i need one of these in my life – RIGHT. NOW. ;)

  9. 03/06/2012 at 1:26 pm

    Come ON! You fill brownies with caramel?? It’s like heaven!! :)

  10. 03/06/2012 at 1:42 pm

    Oh my! That looks divine! I love the chocolate caramel combo. Goop or not, delicious is all that matters. :)

  11. 03/06/2012 at 2:23 pm

    The caramel sorta reminds me of melted cheese in your pics…it’s like a brownie grilled cheese sandwich! Haha.

  12. 03/06/2012 at 3:19 pm

    Oh Julie… you made my dream come true (well one of them) lol. I’ve been dreaming about making something similar. I WISH I could have a bite.

  13. 03/06/2012 at 3:29 pm

    Ooey gooey goodness! I’ve made these a couple times and will agree that they are amazing. Maybe my favorite brownie ever.

  14. 03/06/2012 at 3:45 pm

    Congrats on the engagement, the ring is gorgeous! I think the first thing I said to my husband when he proposed was, you are such a jerk…because he did it in front of a bunch of people and I hate attention :)

    The brownies look so perfect.

  15. 03/06/2012 at 4:34 pm

    I’d like to lock myself in a room with these brownies, is that weird? PS Yay for them being on Foodgawker:-)

  16. 03/06/2012 at 8:56 pm

    Ooooh, I absolutely love this recipe! I made it last year and had to hide the pan of brownies from myself to avoid eating the whole thing :)

  17. 03/06/2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this one! ;) looks amazing!!

  18. 03/06/2012 at 10:53 pm

    The oozing caramel is just so irresistible…Will of course have time to make this over the weekend. Definitely a must!

  19. 03/06/2012 at 11:13 pm

    I remember seeing this on instagram and I couldn’t wait for this post.

    Jason (my Jason, of course – this can get confusing haha) is going to love this! He’s obsessed with brownies and I’m sure the ooozing caramel will send him to the moon.

  20. 03/07/2012 at 4:26 am

    Aw, the brownies and caramel are like you and your fiance – all the better when combined! Maybe a bit sickly sweet but I love it! :-)

  21. 03/07/2012 at 8:32 am

    WOAH! These look and sound amazing. I confess I just made sad turtle boxed brownies last night that put these bad boys to shame!

  22. 03/07/2012 at 8:51 am

    I can’t get over all that oozy caramel. So wishing I had a plateful right now.

  23. 03/07/2012 at 9:21 am

    Congratulations! Both on getting engaged and on getting to eat these brownies!

  24. Jackie @ Domestic Fits
    03/07/2012 at 2:49 pm

    Funny that you talk about being engaged because I want to marry these brownies.

  25. 03/07/2012 at 9:37 pm

    Oh man, all that caramel is just pure heaven!

  26. 03/07/2012 at 11:26 pm

    ummm this looks like a delicious gooey mess that I would love to indulge with

  27. 03/08/2012 at 2:25 am

    wow, the pictures of these brownies are devine. I could so eat these right now with a glass of milk. They look delicious.

  28. 03/08/2012 at 10:33 am

    omg..these look super messy but super delicious!!!

  29. 03/08/2012 at 11:41 am

    Caramel is probably my favorite thing. Ever. These look fantastic!

  30. 03/08/2012 at 10:32 pm

    Caramel is my absolute favorite. I love it in these brownies! This makes a perfect celebration food :) Congrats!

  31. 03/09/2012 at 1:19 am

    Julie, we so think a like! I was just trying to think of a brownie recipe to use up the leftover caramel in my fridge! Love these!!

  32. 03/09/2012 at 8:20 am

    Can I just say…WOW! Those brownies look amazing! Love love love all the oozing caramel! Must make soon!!!

  33. 03/10/2012 at 3:19 pm

    How on EARTH did i MISS this recipe!!! These are amazing so sweet gooey and yummy!!! All the things I love! I simply can’t wait to try this!!!

  34. 03/12/2012 at 11:54 pm

    this looks like gooey heaven! i can’t wait to make this!

  35. 03/26/2012 at 1:24 pm

    Look at you! These are just awesome!!! I’ve been dying to make these since Annie made them. Quick ?- were they still gooey like that after they cooled completely??

    • 03/26/2012 at 1:27 pm

      No, they weren’t as gooey. Those pictured were literally falling apart haha, after you cool them, they stay in tact and are still gooey (like stringy like a milky way or twix) but not like falling apart :)

  36. Gauri
    01/10/2013 at 4:30 pm

    I’m *dying* to make these! They’re the love child of my two favourite things – brownies and caramel. But, I’m having a little bit of a problem finding caramel candies here in Bombay. Is there a substitute I could use? Or do I make my caramel from scratch? Thanks a bunch!

    • 01/10/2013 at 6:57 pm

      Hmm, I’m not too sure about a caramel candy substitute! You could try making them yourself from scratch!

  37. 01/23/2014 at 3:21 am

    Oooh this looks amaaazing! *drool*

  38. Brittni
    03/01/2016 at 12:44 pm

    This looks AMAZING! I make brownies in cupcake tins, do you think I could bake them and then pipe the caramel in the center?

    • Julie
      03/02/2016 at 2:39 pm

      You probably could!

  39. Maya
    02/17/2017 at 5:31 am

    These look simply divine!😍 Could you tell me what brand of caramel candies you use?

    • Julie
      02/17/2017 at 7:50 am

      Hmm, I don’t remember, to be honest! I just went to the candy section in my grocery store and found pure caramel candies.

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