Monday, November 22, 2010

Caramel Fudge Brownies

The only thing better than chocolate glazed brownies would be chocolate glazed brownies with a fudge and caramel center.  Caramel, I just can't resist it.  These brownies are wonderful chilled, but you can go for a molten effect and heat it for a few seconds in the microwave.  You will end up with a tiny lake of heated caramel and fudge spreading around your brownie.

I made the caramel that went into these brownies, but in a pinch you can use caramel ice cream topping or melt down some packaged caramels and thin them with some milk.


Brownies:
1/2 cup tub margarine
2 squares (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate
1 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla

Melt margarine and chocolate together in the microwave. Stir often and be careful not to overheat. Add in sugar and vanilla Beat the eggs lightly in a small bowl before adding them to the chocolate mixture. Stir in flour. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan and bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Cool.  Cut into 16 squares.  Divide each square into two layers.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce/Caramel Center:
14 oz non fat sweetened condensed milk
6oz milk chocolate chips
6oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup non fat evaporated milk
Thinned caramel

Mix together sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Heat on high in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.  The mixture is done when it's smooth.  Let cool a bit.  Spoon about 1/3 of the chocolate mixture into a pastry bag or a ziplock with the corner cut off.  Pipe a rim of fudge around the bottom brownie layer edge to create a well for the caramel.  Spoon the caramel into the center.  Put the top layer of the brownie in place.  Repeat with remaining brownies.

Stir in evaporated milk into the remaining chocolate to make a thin glaze.  (You can add or reduce milk to make your glaze thicker or thinner.)  Spoon glaze over top of the brownies, make sure to drizzle down over the sides.  Chill until glaze is set.


Another picture of the goodies...
I should have let my fudge cool a little more before I piped it around the edges of the brownie.  Even if I had I wouldn't win any neatness awards on this one....ehehehe.  Of course if I had let my fudge cool a bit more I could have made the center layer a bit thicker and thus worked in a larger pool of caramel.  Next time!  ;) Nothing like a little pool of caramel waiting for you in the center of your brownie....soooo yummy.

I've been very into the stuffed brownie thing lately...which is neat but time consuming to make.  ;)  A quicker version of this recipe might be to leave the brownies unsliced and do the fudge border and caramel center effect across the top....something like a checkerboard.  Maybe a little fudge glaze drizzled over the top to finish it off.  I may to have to try this...it would be quite pretty I think.

21 comments:

  1. A lake of caramel?? Well, okay, I'm sold. Great photograph, too! They do look delicious.

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  2. Seriously? Like brownies aren't good enough without that heavenly caramel center and chocolate coating? I'm supposed to go to bed tonight without making these?

    I'm blaming you for a restless night's sleep...LOL

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  3. Homemade caramel is definitely 'worth it'. The caramel centers in your brownies sound divinely delicious.

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  4. Caramel in a brownie does sound pretty much perfect. The molten option is especially nice!

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  5. Looks like I'll need a spoon for this one.

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  6. I like the sound of a pool of caramel.. yum.

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  7. OMG. I'm not a chocolate lover but my husband and friends would surely love me if I bring these!

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  8. I just have to say...... slurp!!!!!!!!

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  9. Oh Good Lord. Now I am going to have to try these. My StairMaster is going to become my best friend by the time January rolls around. Ugh. :)

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  10. wow these are a perfect mouth watering piece of heaven! just wow!

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  11. "You will end up with a tiny lake of heated caramel and fudge spreading around your brownie." That did it for me, I'm ready to dive right in. Awesome!!!!

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  12. These look unreal! They had to have been amazing! ;)

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  13. They look like they are floating in the air! They must be really light and healthy :) Will definitely make some!

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  14. That glossy caramel fudge brownies look so mouth-watering delicious :)

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  15. YOu always make the most decadent things, wow! My blood sugars go up just visiting your blog...but I don't mind, I love the food porn!

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  16. Oh my....these look heavenly. Perfect for a sweet tooth!

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  17. All of my favourite things rolled into one. Nothing can top this!

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  18. What a great combination. I love caramel with chocolate. And I love the granola bars too. Which one to make first?

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