Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing

Have I got a doozy of a recipe for you today! Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing are totally decadent and utterly wonderful. I started with my delicious Fudge Frosted Brownies–a recipe I’ve used for almost 40 years! But instead of using chocolate chips I used Sea Salt Caramel Chips. Then instead of my regular fudge frosting I, again, swapped out the cocoa for more sea salt caramel chips. The result? Absolutely amazing.

Oh my goodness, the caramel icing alone is enough to die for, but add brownies with caramel chips and you certainly have one heavenly recipe. I have to admit, if I was not bringing them to friends, I probably would have eaten half a pan in two days! Yes, they’re that good.

My husband loves a good deal–and he always manages to find them! So back in January he brought home about 8 or 10 bags of sea salt caramel chips for 41 cents per bag!!!! Yes, he couldn’t resist and neither could I. So now that I had all these caramel chips what was I going to do with them? I offered to bring a meal to a young family in our church who was going through the adoption process after fostering some siblings for about a year. That’s when I came up with this recipe. Along with a batch of Cheesiest Macaroni and Cheese and our delicious homemade Honey Whole Wheat Bread, I made one of our favorite comfort meals.

If you’re looking for one of those “to die for” recipes, you’ve got to make up a batch of Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing for your next party or special occasion. Be but warned! These brownies are addictive. 🙂

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Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing are awesome. 

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I recommend baking a batch of these brownies for any office or tailgating party, potluck or backyard barbecue.

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Caramel chips and chocolate are amazing together.

 

This is what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the brownies. Yes, the sea salt caramel chips were marked down to 41 cents at Kroger! Yay.

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Place cocoa, sugar and melted butter in a large mixing bowl.

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Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add sea salt caramel chips and finely diced pecans.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Grease a 9×13″ glass baking dish. Add brownie mixture and smooth top.

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Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool brownies completely before adding icing.

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I used these ingredients for the icing.

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Melt butter with milk and caramel chips. Remove from burner.

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Add salt, vanilla and powdered sugar.

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Whisk ingredients to combine.

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Spread caramel icing quickly over top of the cooled brownies.

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Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing are rich, decadent and so mouthwatering you won’t be able to stop eating them!

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This divine recipe will have you drooling after the first bite.

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The luscious caramel icing makes these brownies so sumptuous.

 

Here’s the recipe.

SEA SALT CARAMEL CHIP BROWNIES WITH CARAMEL ICING

(My own concoction)

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These rich, decadent brownies are highly addictive! Caramel chips and chocolate cause an explosion of flavor making these brownies favorites for any kind of party or potluck.
Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #brownies are seriously addictive! #caramel chips and #chocolate explode in these heavenly goodies. Rich, decadent, divine! #dessert
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CARAMEL ICING:
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CARAMEL ICING:
Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #brownies are seriously addictive! #caramel chips and #chocolate explode in these heavenly goodies. Rich, decadent, divine! #dessert
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Melt 2 ½ sticks butter.
  2. Add cocoa, eggs, vanilla and sugar and mix with an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in flour, caramel chips and nuts.
  4. Grease and flour a 9x13" baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow brownies to cool about 30 minutes before adding Caramel Icing.
CARAMEL ICING:
  1. Combine caramel chips and butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Add salt and milk and heat over low heat until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla and powdered sugar.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Spread caramel icing quickly over top of cooled brownies.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You must spread the icing rapidly or it will harden too quickly. If the icing hardens, heat over low heat until it softens enough so that you can spread the icing.

NOTE: You may find these bars easier to cut if you refrigerate them about an hour beforehand.

NOTE: I almost always use cocoa for these brownies instead of baking chocolate. The equivalency is 12 tbsp. cocoa plus 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick ) butter.

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Prepare to drool.

Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #brownies are seriously addictive! #caramel chips and #chocolate explode in these heavenly goodies. Rich, decadent, divine! #dessert

Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing should be on your next menu!

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2 Replies to "Sea Salt Caramel Chip Brownies with Caramel Icing"

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    Joanne March 15, 2017 (9:22 pm)

    These brownies look awesome! My husband and son love caramel, so these will be a hit with them.

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa March 16, 2017 (9:27 am)

      Thanks, Joanne. I hope you enjoy them–they are very rich! 🙂

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