Sweet and Salty Brownies

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Let’s talk for a minute about my obsession with sweet and salty.

I love mixing the two. There. That’s all I really had to say. So, this month when the secret recipe club sent out it’s assignments, I was pretty excited to see that I was assigned nomnivorous blog!

There were several great recipes to choose from, but I chose Sweet and Salty Brownies. Sadly, I failed to make the homemade caramel sauce she recommends. It’s not that I was afraid, I make homemade caramel every year. I was just short on time. 

Okay, I was lazy. I knew I had a jar of caramel sauce, plus I knew my husband would be working late. Which means any extra dishes (like a sticky pot of caramel) would be mine to clean up. So I grabbed the jar of caramel sauce. And it worked great!

These moist and chewy (and very chocolaty) brownies are a keeper in our house now!

Sweet and Salty Brownies


  • 11 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate morsels)
  • 1 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar


  1. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1 tsp salt and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. In large microwave bowl, mix butter and dark chocolate pieces. Microwave for one minute, stir, microwave for 30 second intervals until melted and incorporated (mine took 2 minutes total).
  3. Whisk in sugars until completely combined. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Do not overbeat. Fold in flour mixture using a spatula.
  4. Pour half batter into a buttered, and parchment paper lined, 13x9 glass pan. Drizzle caramel sauce over batter, being careful not to get too close to the edges. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Pour remaining batter over caramel and salt.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining salt and 1 tsp granulated sugar. I cooled mine in the refrigerator for a couple hours before cutting. Delish!
Sweet and Salty Brownies

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27 comments on “Sweet and Salty Brownies”

  1. Oh yummy, can I have one for breakfast please? I looove the sweet & salty combo too.

  2. Yum! Love the combination of sweet and salty. Takes brownies to a whole other level…mmm. I may have to make a batch next week when my family comes into town 🙂

  3. Jarred caramel for the win! It’s hard to be motivated to clean extra dishes.. And these sound might fine with or without homemade caramel. This looks like a great holiday recipe and SRC pick! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. As long as that caramel was salty and sticky, I have no qualms with the jarred caramel – especially since you already had it!

    This recipe seems to be a hit many times over, so I’m so happy you like it!

  5. Sweet and salty gets me every time too!!! The brownies sound absolutely fabulous!!! So much for getting off the computer and working out when I can look at yumminess like this:-)

  6. I JUST posted a salty and sweet cookie!
    Great minds think alike :)These look awesome, I am a sucker for brownies.

  7. I would not mind the jarred caramel at all…this looks so moist and gooey 🙂

  8. YUMMO..This looks awesome..You have made perfectly dear..

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  9. I think we were all a few pounds lighter before the salty sweet craze hit. Too hard to resist such yummoliciousness!!

    I hope you’ll stop by and see my SRC post for Honey Vinaigrette Marinated Grilled Chicken.


  10. We would just love these brownies, they look delicious. This is a great pick for the SRC! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
    Miz Helen

  11. wow… I totally want one of those right now! love the salty-sweet combo!

    great SRC post!

  12. Looks delicious! SO fun to be in SRC with you!

  13. Wow do those look delicious! Ooey, gooey and chocolate. My three favorite things! Come visit. We have a great mulled cider today.

  14. These remind me of a chocolate salt tart we have at my work. I love the salty flavor with chocolate! Great SRC post, happy to be a part of the club with you!

  15. I’ll admit it…I’m afraid of homemade caramel. 🙂

    If you haven’t already, I’d love it if you’d check out my SRC recipe for Crockpot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal.

  16. You did it again! You are making me want to lick the screen. I can’t seem to get enough of the sweet and salty. YUM!

  17. I’d love to have these right now, delicious looking.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group ‘A’ SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  18. I love sweet and salty, these look amazing!

  19. I have this recipe bookmarked from the time I was assigned Nomnivorous. I now know that I need to make these soon!

  20. Yum! I love salty & sweet, too. I might have to find a way t get these into my holiday baking line up!

  21. I’m in love with sweet and salty anything, so when these are contained in brownies, my senses go a bit crazy with lust, I’m afraid! Need to give this a try, definitely.

  22. My husband doesn’t understand the salt and chocolate trend but I love it! 🙂

  23. Yum! These brownies look great! I have been craving a brownie lately and I think with the sweet and salty this will get all my cravings, not to mention oh so sweet chocolate!

  24. I am a sucker for salted caramel and choclate, these brownies are calling my name!

  25. Love sweet and salty. These look so delicious.

  26. Salty and sweet with chocolate and caramel?? I’m a huge fan! I love a thick and chewy brownie.

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