Fudgy Caramel Brownies (Ooey Gooey Brownie Heaven)

Sometimes I bake things that I’m not really quite sure about. I mess with existing recipes and I develop my own, and I don’t always really know if all is going to work out. I guess that’s pretty normal for recipe development… trial and error.  And then trial and error again until you meet with success.  This was one of those recipes: Fudgy Caramel Brownies.
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Caramel + Chocolate is pretty much heaven to me. Gimme a warm fudgy brownie, top it with vanilla ice cream, drizzle some hot caramel on top, and that’s one dreamy dessert. When I made this brownie, I cooked up some caramel to swirl into the brownie… but caramel is heavy, and brownie batter is light… so the experimenting began. I actually baked up some of the batter for about 15 minutes before pouring the caramel on top, then scooped the rest of the batter into the pan and baked it up some more.
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It all worked out.  For the most part, the caramel pretty much stayed near the bottom of the brownie. I chilled the baked product overnight before I attempted to get these out of the pan (I’d say that’s a must). With an oiled metal spatula, they were fairly easy to get out. The result was a very, very good ooey-gooey brownie- a good one for the caramel-obsessed.
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This was the best way I could think of to serve these. They’re not a pick-up-in-your-hand-and-eat-them-neatly kind of brownie, but they’re worth slapping on a cupcake paper and sticking a fork on top for easy eating.   The teachers at my son’s school wrote me a really nice thank you note for these.  I think they liked them… a lot (we did too) :)

This recipe can be found HERE.

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More chocolate-caramel creations on the blogs:
Lottie + DoofChocolate- Caramel Tart
Chez PimChocolate- Caramel Shortbread Sandwiches
A Dash of SassChocolate- Caramel Cookie Bites
Tammy’s RecipesChocolate- Caramel Almond Cheesecake
Love and Olive OilBlack & Gold Dark Chocolate- Caramel Cupcakes

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32 Responses to “Fudgy Caramel Brownies (Ooey Gooey Brownie Heaven)”

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    pigpigscorner — September 10, 2009 @ 4:25 AM

    oh gosh..look at the texture! Another great recipe to try out!

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    Tracy — September 10, 2009 @ 5:02 AM

    Wow. Yes, please!!

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    Bellini Valli — September 10, 2009 @ 5:14 AM

    These would be delicious. I love caramel in my chocolate bars too.

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    Elle — September 10, 2009 @ 5:15 AM

    Wow. A brownie, oozing with caramel, on a stick? I love you. A lot!

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    Elle — September 10, 2009 @ 5:17 AM

    Thumbs up for you! ;)

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    Mowielicious — September 10, 2009 @ 5:32 AM

    That caramel is just so ooey gooey, the way it’s tempting me dangling there like that, yum!

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    Sarah Caron — September 10, 2009 @ 6:03 AM

    Oh, Lori, I gasped out loud when I saw this. Caramel and brownie together in one perfect recipe? Oh my. That sounds like heaven.

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    Melanie — September 10, 2009 @ 6:11 AM

    Caramel obsessed sounds about right with these. I’ve never seen such a thick layer of caramel with brownies before! Delicious.

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    Phoo-D — September 10, 2009 @ 6:16 AM

    Oh these look really good! You are going to have to be careful…the teachers at your son’s school may conspire to never let him move on with treats like these! ;)

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    ingrid — September 10, 2009 @ 7:17 AM

    Great photos! My fave was the close up of the dripping caramel….makes you want to reach out and take a swipe at it. :)
    ~ingrid

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    Paula — September 10, 2009 @ 7:46 AM

    Mmm ooey gooey deliciousness!!!

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    southern hostess — September 10, 2009 @ 8:30 AM

    Yowzah! These look rich and oh so good.

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    patsyk — September 10, 2009 @ 8:35 AM

    The teacher’s at your son’s school must really look forward to your treats! This looks like another homerun for you!

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    snooky doodle — September 10, 2009 @ 11:45 AM

    simply fantastic. I like your experiments especially if they re successful as these :)

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    Crystal — September 10, 2009 @ 12:04 PM

    Those are calling my name… LOUDLY!

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    The Italian Dish — September 10, 2009 @ 12:45 PM

    Over the top good!

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    elly — September 10, 2009 @ 2:27 PM

    These look absolutely divine. I agree with you on the chocolate/caramel combo. Chocolate is great with a lot of things, but especially with caramel!

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    Leslie Green — September 10, 2009 @ 5:16 PM

    ohhh those photos are food porn in the finest form!!

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    RobinSue — September 10, 2009 @ 5:17 PM

    I take the caramel and chocolate combo over the chocolate and peanut butter combo any day. Love the richness of caramel. I have some leftover caramel in my frige from another recipe, this recipe reminds me I need to use it up! Great looking brownies and a very creative way to serve them too!

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — September 10, 2009 @ 6:09 PM

    Love the way you served them, so cute & mess-free. That first photo just kills me. Makes me think I NEED THESE NOW!

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    nina — September 10, 2009 @ 6:39 PM

    Your serving suggestion is really brilliant….no sticky fingers!!! Caramel and chocolate…what could possibly go wrong here!!!

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    Emily @ Party Cupcake Ideas — September 10, 2009 @ 7:53 PM

    I think these brownies have every ingredient I love. That caramel picture is amazing.

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    Jenny — September 10, 2009 @ 7:28 PM

    Lori, these baby’s have my name written all over them! Beautiful pics. We both did have gooey posts!

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    Amanda — September 11, 2009 @ 3:49 AM

    I don’t think I could live near you. We’d be having baking parties all the time and I would be as big as a house. Fabulous looking brownies!

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    VeggieGirl — September 11, 2009 @ 4:30 AM

    We must do a bake swap!! I’d love those brownies, please :-D

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    Patricia Scarpin — September 11, 2009 @ 5:59 AM

    I said “OMG” really out loud when I looked at that photo. I’m glad my boss is in a meeting right now. :)

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    bridget {bake at 350} — September 11, 2009 @ 6:11 AM

    Caramel brownies are one of my favorite desserts! LOVE the fork presentation! :)

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    Annette — September 11, 2009 @ 7:05 AM

    Wow! Those look amazing, I’m going to make some tonight!

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    Jen @ MaplenCornbrea — September 11, 2009 @ 11:39 AM

    Oh my…that gooey caramel looks soooo good!! great combination!

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    Dana — September 12, 2009 @ 7:26 PM

    It sounds so obvious and typical, but chocolate and caramel are simply heaven for me. I can’t get enough of that combo. I love your idea for serving these – makes them elegant as well as delicious.

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    Sam@BingeNYC — September 14, 2009 @ 10:34 AM

    Ooey Gooey indead! These look FANTASTIC.

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    Katrina — September 17, 2009 @ 7:56 PM

    Delicious!