salted caramel brownies

salted caramel chocolate brownies

It doesn't get much better than a rich chocolate brownie - But adding a gooey homemade salted caramel on top pretty much takes the cake - These Salted Caramel Brownies are a rich decadent dessert everyone will love!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel brownies, caramel chocolate brownie, chocolate brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 411kcal
Author Ashlee Marie



  • 1 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C butter melted
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz 70% dark baking chocolate chopped into chunks

Salted Caramel

  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C butter room temp, cut into tablespoons
  • 3/4 C heavy whipping cream room temp
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt



  • preheat oven to 350’F
  • line an 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt and butter.
  • Once combined, fold in cocoa powder, flour and chocolate chunks and stir until everything is combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish, spreading evenly to the edges.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownie comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Salted Caramel

  • In a medium saucepan sprinkle a thin layer of the sugar over the pan - as it melts add another thin layer - again and again until all the sugar is melted, turning the pan to keep it moving
  • Once it's all melted it will start turning a golden color, it will take about 5 minutes.
  • Once it becomes a dark amber color, remove from heat and stir in butter. Be careful the mixture will bubble, a LOT.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and sea salt, stir until everything is combined.
  • Place back on the stove for about 30 seconds, stirring all the time.
  • Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes then pour the caramel over the brownies
  • Let everything cool and set, then cut the brownies and enjoy! the caramel will still be super messy, but oh so good



Based on the recipe from the Grand Hyatt San Diego 


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.7mg