Chocolate Brownies with Homemade Caramel Sauce and Salted Caramel Frosting
Homemade Caramel Sauce is delicious and easy! Perfectly paired with Dark Chocolate Brownies and Salted Caramel Frosting!
I’ve been doing some recipe testing this week, and homemade caramel sauce was part of that testing. I tried this recipe and this recipe. Honestly, they were both delicious, the first one was a bit more work. The second one from Anna is the one I based my recipe from. Except I wanted it to be even easier. I tried it THREE times.
For you. I wanted to make sure that it came out right each and every time. By the third time I didn’t need a candy thermometer, but I’m including the recipe with the thermometer so that there are NO questions. If you cook it too long, you will get sugar crystals and it will start to harden (into caramels). While it’s delicious, it won’t be smooth. If you don’t cook it long enough, it will be too thin. Still quite tasty, but a thin sauce.
Don’t be afraid of candy thermometers. I know. Some of you are getting ready to click away because you just hate them. Trust me though, once you use it, you won’t be scared. Kind of like yeast. Some people are afraid of making recipes that call for yeast. Anyone?? But, as many of you know, once you use it, you get the hang of it all!
Plus, wouldn’t it be worth it to have a jar of this caramel sauce? If you’re absolutely afraid of candy thermometers, I’ve also included approximate TIMES, so that you can try this without one. Just know, you may have to tweak it a little based on your own stovetop.
Now that you made some homemade caramel sauce, you can totally rock it out with these Chocolate Brownies. I used my favorite Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Brownie mix and paired it with my Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Frosting recipe. A match made in heaven. No more jarred caramel sauce for this girl!
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I love all things Caramel. Here are a few of MY favorite caramel recipes:
Salted Caramel Bark: I made this after refusing to spend money at Costco to buy their version. It was incredible and needs to be made again ASAP!
Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Bars: they may seem winter-y, but you can bet we will eat these all year long!
Caramel Popcorn: delicious homemade caramel corn. For extra goodness, cover in melted white chocolate. OMG yum!