Chocolate Caramel Layered Brownies with a Salty Twist
1 box chewy fudge brownie mix
1 bag (11 oz) caramel bits
2 tablespoons water
Sea salt (optional, for a salted caramel version)
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.
Prepare Brownie Mix:
Follow the instructions on the brownie mix box to prepare the brownie batter.
Layer the Brownie Mix:
Pour half of the brownie batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly to cover the bottom.
Prepare Caramel Layer:
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramel bits and water. Microwave in short intervals, stirring in between, until the caramel is completely melted and smooth.
Add Caramel Layer:
Pour the melted caramel over the layer of brownie batter in the pan.
Top with Remaining Brownie Batter:
Pour the remaining brownie batter over the caramel layer. Do not mix; let the layers form naturally.
Optional Sea Salt Addition:
For a salted caramel twist, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt evenly over the top of the brownie batter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The caramel layer might make the toothpick a little sticky, so be sure to check for brownie crumbs.
Allow the brownies to cool in the pan on a wire rack. This helps the layers set.
Serve and Enjoy:
Once cooled, cut the brownies into squares and serve. The combination of rich chocolate, gooey caramel, and, if added, the hint of sea salt creates a delightful treat.
Optional Serving Suggestion:
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent dessert experience.
These Chocolate Caramel Layered Brownies with a Salty Twist are sure to be a hit, especially for those who love chocolate and caramel desserts. Enjoy!