Ever have one of those days where a nagging craving for chocolate just won’t leave you alone?
This was the story of my life yesterday.
And faced with this dilemma, I did what any person would do: I made the best chocolate recipe I know, which just happens to be ultimate brownies, one of the first recipes I featured on this site. But as I was working up the motivation to get off the couch and get to baking (I was in the middle of a House of Cards marathon, after all) I decided I wanted to do something a little bit different this time around. Because why make plain ol’ chocolate brownies when you can have something decadent like, say, salted caramel chocolate brownies?
I’ve experimented with salted caramel sauce before (just to see what all the fuss was about – and wow, I should trust you guys more often) but I never got around to trying it on some of my favorite desserts. I figured it was high time I corrected that.
The salted caramel sauce is probably the trickiest part of this recipe, but even then it’s not too challenging – it just takes 15 minutes and a little bit of patience. I tend to like my salted caramel sauce with a little more caramel than salt, but you can adjust the recipe to fit your tastes. And besides, you can always make up for any missing salty goodness by sprinkling some coarse sea salt on top.
And as for how the brownies turned out? They were soft and moist and the caramel was perfectly gooey. I had to make a few minor adjustments to the brownie recipe to help fortify it against the onslaught of caramel, but you’d never know the difference – they taste as good as the original recipe. Just with, you know, all that salted caramel to brighten the deal.
How about you? What do you like to drizzle with salted caramel?