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Desserts
Aug
19
2019

Caramel Peanut Butter Brownies

Sharing the BEST brownie recipe today! These Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies could not be more sweet fantastic and simple to prepare. This brownie recipe will have your tastebuds ready for a party!
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Best 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 Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Can you even handle these layers of richness?! Enjoy friends!!

What’s The Best Type of Pan For Baking Brownies?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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How To Make The Best Brownies Ever

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Simple brownie recipe with caramel sauce and peanut butter swirls that wow all of your guests!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 173 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Brownies alone are enough to make me drool, but these look to die for! I love salted caramel.

  2. 2
    Medeja says:

    Chocolate, peanut butter and caramel.. what an irresistible treat!

  3. 3

    Love that gooey middle. These look perfect!!

  4. 4

    Yum! Love the flavour combos here!

  5. 5

    Omg, these look like the perfect treat!!

  6. 6

    Could not be more delicious!!!

  7. 7
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    The more caramel the better! I could totally go for this treat right now

  8. 8
    Maria says:

    These look absolutely gooey and delicious!

  9. 9

    If my kids saw these brownies they would freak!!!

  10. 10

    These brownies have the perfect texture!

  11. 11
    Bethany says:

    How much milk do you use with the caramels?

  12. 12

    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!

  13. 13
  14. 14

    Jenny, these look so gooey sweet delicious and yummy!

  15. 15
    Bonnie says:

    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?

  16. 16
    Simone says:

    The directions say to microwave the caramels with milk, but there is no milk listed in the ingredients list.

  17. 17
    Alyssa says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter?!? I’m in. Then you added caramel and now I’m craving these bad boys ?

  18. 18
    Sheryl says:

    How much milk should I use to melt the caramels?


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