So this week I was a little nutty and sent a brand new brownie recipe from scratch to the Bears, without testing it on friends or family, (or myself because I am trying to diet!) What the heck was I thinking? So, as back-up to my bold move, I knew I had to send something that is tried and true… Mrs. Lloyd’s Raspberry Bars, just in case the brownies were a miserable mess. However, my Bears insider scoop thankfully came back all positive. When I don’t get a text from my brother all day, I tend to worry that everything I sent was terrible (I know, I’m all in my head…it’s not easy being me…haha!). So at 9:38pm last night, I found a reason to text him, and nonchalantly said “Oh, and hey, how were the treats?” His response was “Great, they were all gone before lunch – thank you!” and I said “Ok, good because I wasn’t sure about the brownies”. And he said “They were very good, but the chocolate chip cookies were the first thing to go….did you not send as many this week?” Busted. I skimped on the cookies this week, because I drank wine at dinner and got tired. Whoops. So much for the diet. Any-who! All good reviews on this brownie recipe…so I encourage you all to try it if you are a brownie lover. I used to always make the triple chocolate brownies in the box mix from Ghiradelli, but then found that scratch brownies taste great too. And now I love looking for different variations of scratch recipes. I have another awesome recipe that I have made several times – Buttermilk Brownies with Buttermilk frosting. I’ll share that one at some point too. But today is all about the salted caramel version.
Here are my few tips on making this:
- Because of my love for Ghiradelli chocolate, I purchased their brand of dry 100% cocoa powder. It’s a little lighter looking than the Hershey brand. I love Hershey too, so use whichever you’d like. I’m just letting you know what I used.
- I ALWAYS use Kraft Caramels… they melt well, and set up well in baking recipes. I have used another brand in the past, and the taste is just not as smooth and creamy as Kraft. Just my opinion.
- Don’t skimp on the salt! It really adds to the deep, rich dark taste of the chocolate.
I think that is it! This recipe comes from a blogger by the name of The Recipe Critic… I have made a few things from her… all great! Salted Caramel Brownies
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