Caramel Peanut Butter Cup Brownies...and a Giveaway! [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]
 
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Brownies:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 8oz bag of mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Caramel filling:
  • 14 oz caramel candies, unwrapped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, and grease the foil.
  2. Combine chopped chocolate and butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, stirring in between intervals.
  3. Whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
  4. Add the flour and salt and stir until combined. (If your batter looks too lumpy/curdled, just dribble in a little bit of milk and stir vigorously.)
  5. Pour half of the brownie batter in the bottom of the prepared pan, and spread it out in an even layer.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, but keep the oven on, and let the brownies cool while you're making your caramel filling
  7. To make the caramel filling, combine the caramels and cream in another, smaller, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, and stir. Repeat until the caramels and cream are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  8. Gently spread the caramel mixture over the brownie layer in the baking pan.
  9. Drop the remaining brownie batter in spoonfuls over the caramel and spread it out evenly across the top. (Spooning the batter in piles over the caramel will make it easier to spread an even layer of batter on top of the caramel. It's OK if you push caramel up to the edges, just keep spreading the batter until it covers the top of the pan.)
  10. Sprinkle the peanut butter cups and chocolate chips on top of the final brownie layer.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes.
  12. Transfer brownies to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
  13. Lift the brownies from the pan using the edges of the foil. Remove the foil and cut the brownies into individual squares.
  14. Enjoy warm, with a scoop of ice cream, or slightly chilled with a glass of milk. (I personally like these room temperature -- I think they are at their fudgiest in this state.)
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at https://www.justputzing.com/2012/08/caramel-peanut-butter-cup-brownies-and-a-giveaway.html