These salted Caramel Peanut Butter Brownies could not be more simple to prepare. Everything about this brownie recipe is so addicting!
The Best Caramel Brownie Recipe
You are in for such a treat with my favorite brownie recipe, Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies!
Last week, I wanted to make an over the top brownie that had so many of my favorite ingredients packed into one delicious brownie. I used a box brownie mix as the base, but you can absolutely prepare a homemade version of mine as well. Whatever your preference. Hope you enjoy this ooey gooey brownie treat.
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How To Make Caramel Peanut Butter Brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, stir in chocolate chunks and transfer to prepared baking dish. Drizzle with warmed peanut butter and bake for 28-32 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 30 minutes before drizzling with caramel.
Place unwrapped caramels into a heat proof bowl and microwave with milk for 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Drizzle over tops of brownies and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let cool completely then cut into squares to serve.
Can you even handle these layers of richness?! Enjoy friends!!
What’s The Best Type of Pan For Baking Brownies?
- Light colored aluminum pans are my favorite for baking brownies. They heat up quickly without overheating, and then cools down quickly once removed from the oven.
- Glass (such as Pyrex) and ceramic have poor heat conduction. I’ve used plenty of my pyrex pans for baking brownies, but I try to stick to my lighter aluminum non-stick pans.
- Dark colored aluminum pans are a very common material. It work just fine for baking brownies, but since dark colors absorb more heat than light colors, keep a close eye on your brownies to prevent over baking.
- Edge Brownie Pans have become very popular. It’s the pan that gives you an edge brownie piece with every square. It’s a light aluminum pan, so I’m a fan! Find them at most Walmart and Target stores. Amazon is also a great place to find them.
How To Make Perfect Brownies Every Time
- Choose the right pan. Be sure to use the pan specified in the recipe you choose. Going with a pan that’s too small can sometimes make center of the brownies uncooked or undercooked, while choosing one that’s too large can lead to the batter spreading out too much and the brownies being too thin and dry.
- Don’t over mix your brownie batter. You want all of the brownie ingredients combined to make a smooth batter, but be careful not to overmix them. Doing so can result in tough, overworked brownies. One way to avoid this is to let the unbaked batter rest in the pan for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator, which gives it time to “relax” before being baked. The next day, bake as instructed.
- Store them properly. Once your brownies have cooled down to room temperature, cover the pan tightly in aluminum foil or transfer the brownies to a sealed container. Alternatively, brownies can be frozen but that may affect their texture. To avoid this problem with freezing, wrap each cut brownie in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil before placing them all together in an airtight freezer bag.
Caramel Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 box brownie mix or my homemade recipe HERE 9 x 13 inch size
- 2 cups chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter warmed
- 1 package Werther's Soft Caramels unwrapped
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
- Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, stir in chocolate chunks and transfer to prepared baking dish. Drizzle with warmed peanut butter and bake for 28-32 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 30 minutes before drizzling with caramel.
- Place unwrapped caramels into a heat proof bowl and microwave with milk for 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Drizzle over tops of brownies and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let cool completely then cut into squares to serve.
How much milk should I use to melt the caramels?
Chocolate and peanut butter?!? I’m in. Then you added caramel and now I’m craving these bad boys ?
The directions say to microwave the caramels with milk, but there is no milk listed in the ingredients list.
The recipe ingredients do not list any milk but in the directions it says to microwave the caramels with milk. What kind of milk – sweetened condensed or evaporated? And then how much?
Jenny, these look so gooey sweet delicious and yummy!
Simple yet decadent!
Sometimes simple recipes that we randomly throw together are the best ones, and these brownies look amazing! Ooey, gooey, and so easy to make! Love it!
How much milk do you use with the caramels?
These brownies have the perfect texture!
If my kids saw these brownies they would freak!!!
These look absolutely gooey and delicious!
The more caramel the better! I could totally go for this treat right now
Could not be more delicious!!!
Omg, these look like the perfect treat!!
Yum! Love the flavour combos here!
Love that gooey middle. These look perfect!!
Chocolate, peanut butter and caramel.. what an irresistible treat!
Brownies alone are enough to make me drool, but these look to die for! I love salted caramel.