Happy Fall, y’all! So glad it’s this time of year. 🙂 So, last week, with the advent of cooler temps, I featured a pumpkin spice latte muffin recipe because I have readers who love the flavor. This week, I’m hitting another set of readers who prefer salted caramel. Because I’m all nice like that. 😉
Total Time: 45 Min.
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 30 Min.
Take your brownies up a notch with our Salted Caramel Brownies recipe. These Salted Caramel Brownies include roasted peanuts, gooey caramel and cayenne.
What You Need
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER’S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, divided
25 KRAFT Caramels
2 Tbsp. milk
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 350ºF.
2 – Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in pepper. Add sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs. Add flour; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Spread half the batter into 13×9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
3 – Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended; spread over brownie batter in pan. Cover with remaining brownie batter. (Some caramel sauce may peek through.) Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
4 – Bake 25 to 30 min. or until top is firm to the touch. Cool.
Tip 1 – Note: It is important to add the ground red pepper right after you melt the chocolate. This ensures that the pepper is evenly distributed in the brownie batter.
Tip 2 – Size Wise: One serving goes a long way on chocolate flavor and can hit the spot when you are looking for a sweet treat.
Tip 3 – Easy Cleanup: Line pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray. Use foil handles to lift brownie from pan before cutting to serve.
If you want all the nutritional details, CLICK HERE. And since a favorite character happens to be Major Hannah Jackson McIntire from the Moonstruck series, we’ll feature her today. She doesn’t cook but she’s a fan of chocolate AND salted caramel because it goes so well with coffee–and we all know how important a food group coffee is, according to Hannah. She’s first introduced in BLOOD MOON but the fuller story of her relationship with Sergeant Major Ian “Mac” McIntire is more fully told in MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS so it gets the cover photo. Also, Hannah is a major force in all the books! (Pun intended 😉 ) Fans, you should reread the series and leave reviews if you haven’t–or recommend the books to any friends who might enjoy. New peeps should give this series a try because you might just like it. Just sayin’… Y’all can just click on the titles or the cover to find the buy links.
In other news, what’s your fall-favorite flavor or character? I might just feature them in upcoming Tuesday Treats. 😀