Fat Witch Bakery’s Caramel Brownies

What do you do when you can’t sleep? Duh! Post about brownies! Most people are up at 6:30, at the gym, having coffee, working. I have been up since 5:30 and I am working..kinda. I am also still not fully awake so excuse any babbling. I need some good french press coffee right now! If I use the grinder, I may wake Online guy up and he went to bed very late-because, get this-he was online 🙂 He’ll never read this!

Now what did I want to say….yes, I have discovered the gym again and it feels good and bad at the same time. I am in pain you see as muscles which have been dormant and asleep for centuries have woken from their slumber and are screaming, wondering what in the heck is going on and why someone is doing this to them! And, frankly, so am I 🙂

Let’s speak about these brownies shall we. A crazy, sometimes mean but wonderful friend of mine (She’ll never read this!) sent me an e-mail with several brownie recipes so I took it upon myself to bake one of them. I liked the ingredients (butter, butter, caramel, butter, caramel) and name of this one so off I trotted to the kitchen, which is really a few feet away, and made these ooey gooey buttery mmmmmmmmm. You will see why I have lost the ability to type a coherent sentence.

Let us begin from the very beginning with the awesome ingredients.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and let’s bake these babies! I did not have a 9 x 9 inch pan so I used an 8 x 8. Spray your pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper. I also sprayed the parchment.
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Ah, yes..14 tbsp of butter and ze  bitteresweet chocolate go in ze microwave to be melted–I used Guittard chocolate chips as I did not have ze disks. Please to melt in 30 second increments. Okay..I’ll stop with the nonsense..NOT! I think this took me 2 rounds to melt like it says in the recipe. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and it will melt more.
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Stir it I say–stir it! Until it looks smooth and shiny.
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I uwrapped these Kraft caramels sooo fast, Ha! Add 2 tbsp lukewarm water and melt in microwave for 1 minute. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and stir until…
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It is smooth like so but try not to eat most of it–well, you can’t because its hot and you will burn your tongue/mouth..Ahhhh! I must get some sleep today.
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Now march over to that stand mixer (if you don’t have one use a hand mixer but if you can, please get a stand mixer. Not only are they beautiful to look at but they will make your life a hell of a lot easier). Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 2-3 minutes until creamy.
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Add the chocolate, which should be a bit cooler now and mix it!
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I thought this was a cool picture of the whisk..hehe..add flour and salt and mix until combined.
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Now dunk your face..no, no, pour it into the pan, not all! Half of it.
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Look at that rich, chocolatey mmmmmmmmmm
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Pour and spread the caramel and leave a half inch border so we can keep as much of the caramel inside as we can, no? Yes! Now put the rest of the brownie batter and this pan and place in fridge for 20 minutes so the caramel will harden a bit.
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Cover it with chocolatey chocolate and pop in oven for 35 minutes. I believe I had to bake it maybe 15-20 minutes more because mine was jiggling and not quite set. Maybe it was supposed to be jiggling? I’ll never know. Anyways, I think they turned out rather well. I know the recipe says do not over bake or it will dry out but these were anything but dry.
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We like cracks and imperfections 🙂 I could not wait a full, long, torturous hour until it cooled so I cut into it and let me tell you mmmmmmmmm
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Behold the glorious golden sweet sauce!
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As you can see, it got messy and the caramel was just oozing all over the place making it difficult to cut and transfer them to another place.
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I called Online guy to witness this wondrous sight and he suggested leaving the brownies in the pan. Genius! Why couldn’t I have thought of that…
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I took this over to my good friend and that was the last I saw of it… I did taste a small piece and the next day went to the gym..sniff…

Bake a batch or 2 or 3 and enjoy with friends 🙂

Fat Witch Bakery’s Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies Recipe taken from Dinner, then Dessert

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Spray a 9×9 baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper.

These brownies are STICKY when they cool, you’ll need help getting them out! In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate, in 30 second increments.

After two rounds the butter should be melted. Let the bowl sit for 2-3 minutes and the heat will melt the chocolate. Stir them together until fully combined and let cool.

Put the caramels in a microwave safe bowl with the water. Microwave for 1 minute, let sit for 2-3 minutes. Stir until smooth and fully combined.

In a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy, for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until combined. Add in the flour and salt until fully combined. Pour half of the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan. Set the pan aside.

Pour the caramel sauce onto the brownie layer, leaving a half inch border all the way around with no caramel, this will help prevent as much caramel leaking as possible (we will still have some though).

Place the pan and the remaining brownie batter in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, to allow the caramel to harden. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and spread the rest of the batter evenly over the caramel in an even layer.

Bake for 35 minutes. Do not over bake, the brownies will dry out. Cool for an hour before removing from the pan. The caramel may cause stickyness even with the parchment and the spray, so you may have to be careful cutting them.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I don’t know if I can unwrap caramels and not then eat them. I literally don’t think it’s physically possible.

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    1. Marale says:

      Haha..then you would have a really hard time making these brownies!

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  2. I think I’ll try these sooo very soon, they look so stunning:)

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    1. Marale says:

      Thanks 🙂 You should! I guarantee you will be eating it straight from the pan. You should also try the ‘Baked Brownie’ recipe also on my blog if you like really really fudgy brownies 🙂 The ‘Heavenly Apple Cake’ is to die for!

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      1. I’ll try them all;) My little sister will be so thrilled about the brownies;)

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  3. Mihaela says:

    I ate the caramel with a spoon- and LOVED it. 🙂

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    1. Marale says:

      Yes you did, my dear 🙂

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  4. foodmusings says:

    Omg! This looks like amazing gooeyness! I’ll have to try it 😊

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    1. Marale says:

      You MUST try it 🙂 I had a small piece after I baked it and it was heaven for a few minutes that day. I don’t bake too often as I have a major sweet tooth and need to watch my weight. It’s tough when you love to bake 😦

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      1. foodmusings says:

        Hahaha I know the exact feeling! I try to share (that’s what friends are for I guess :)) and so my fridge doesn’t get too full!

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