Anybody else all about recipes that are so easy you don’t even need to look at the ingredients and directions? I’m not opposed to the occasional complicated recipe, but most of the time I’ll take simplicity and speed over more labor-intensive gourmet efforts.
If you’re like me, you will LOVE this delicious brownie recipe. My middle son wanted to have brownies for his birthday this year, so I picked up a box of Ghirardelli Triple Fudge brownies. This would have been simple (and good!) enough alone, but I wanted to add a little something special since they were for a birthday celebration. Salted caramel sounded really good because lately I have been hankering for one of those Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzards at Dairy Queen (haven’t had one, though — go, me!).
So, I whipped up the brownies, melted a bag of Kraft caramel candies with 1/3 cup of heavy cream added, drizzled the caramel on the brownies, and sprinkled on a little sea salt. DONE. And so delicious!
They were beautiful, fudge-y, caramel-y, and salty. Everyone loved them, including the birthday boy.
This is all you need to make these exact brownies. You will have extra caramel sauce left over, so it might be a good idea to make TWO batches of brownies! Or you can use the extra caramel sauce to dip apples or other goodies.
- Brownie mix (or you can make your own recipe if you prefer); I used Ghirardelli Triple Fudge Brownie mix
- An egg and vegetable oil as per the brownie box directions
- A bag of caramels (I used Kraft individually wrapped caramels)
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- Sea salt to sprinkle on top (I used Morton Mediterranean fine sea salt)
That’s it! Follow the directions to bake the brownies, then let them cool and cut them into squares. Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over the brownies and sprinkle a little salt on each one.
So the next time you’re craving salted caramel chocolate anything, try these goodies! I can see adding just about any type of sauce to a good brownie mix — raspberry, chocolate, marshmallow, etc.
What are your favorite brownie mix hacks?