Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 10 at Recipe Shoebox's Holiday Treat series is sure to make you drool.  Make sure you come back every day in December for a new holiday recipe! 

A rich double chocolate brownie topped with cool creamy caramel icing.  Yeah.  It's as amazingly good as it sounds.  You'll need a candy thermometer (you can use your 40% off coupon at the craft store to buy it) to make the frosting, but believe me.....it's worth it!  We made them twice in a week and still are daydreaming about the next time...maybe tomorrow?  :)



Recipe Source:  Today's Mama
Click here for printable recipe. 

Posted by Lara. 

The ingredients:
BROWNIES

2 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking squares
2 (1-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking squares
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cups chopped, toasted pecans, divided  (optional)
3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided


CARAMEL FROSTING

3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
12 large marshmallows (or 1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows)
1 Tbs.  light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Directions: 
FOR BROWNIES:  Microwave chocolate squares in a small bowl at medium heat until melted.  Stir chocolate until smooth.  Set aside. 


Spread batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch baking pan.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until set.  Cool completely on a wire rack.  Frost evenly with Caramel Frosting.

FOR CARAMEL FROSTING:  Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.  Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 25-30 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 234 degrees (soft boil stage).  NOTE:  It only took us about 15 minutes to reach that temperature. 

     Not quite done.                                                               Now it's done.

Remove from heat.  Beat at high speed for 5-7 minutes or until frosting thickens and begins to lose its gloss.  You'll want to spread the frosting over brownies somewhat quickly, before the frosting sets up.  

Enjoy! 


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3 comments:

Loveforfood December 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

that is awesome. i love brownies.

Kim December 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

I have been seeing so many caramel delights lately, but these look and sound the best. Pinning!

P.S. I love the melted snowman cookies. Thankfully they can be made over the winter since everything is so busy right now.

Coleen December 11, 2011 at 5:29 AM  

Oh man, I'm in trouble now!! lol

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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