Thursday, May 1, 2014

Peanut Butter Caramel Swirl Brownies

Since I made my Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, & Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars I haven't been able to stop thinking about that peanut butter caramel.  It was just so incredibly good.  The combination of peanut butter and caramel, two of my favorite flavors, into one unbelievably delicious flavor was begging to be used again.  I really loved my Salted Caramel Brownies so I thought that Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies would be even better.  I was not wrong!  These are sinfully rich.  The fudgy chocolate combined with the sweet and salty peanut butter caramel creates a dessert nirvana.  You are going to want a tall glass of milk with these.

These Peanut Butter Caramel Swirl Brownies are not only delicious, they are also super easy to make.  Start out with a box of your favorite brownie mix.  I used my old standby, Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate brownie mix.  Mix it up according to the directions on the package.

I think more chocolate is always better so I got some dark chocolate and chopped it up into chunks.

Stir those in and then pour your brownie batter into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Now for the fun part.  Get some peanut butter and melt it partway in the microwave.  Then add some salted caramel, I used Trader Joe's fleur de sel caramel sauce, and put it back into the microwave until it is nice and melty.

Give it a good stir and then drizzle it over the top of your brownies.

Then grab a knife and drag it through the peanut butter caramel and the brownie batter until it is nice and swirly.

That's it.  Pop it in the oven and then eat a salad because you will want to save your calories for devouring these brownies.  Let them cool before you cut into them.  These are gooey with all of the extra chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel so if you cut them too soon they won't stay together.

Pure.  Dessert.  Heaven.  YUM!!!!

One more exciting thing about these, they freeze well.  So... I recommend making a double batch and baking one in a foil pan.  Once it cools, cover it wtih plastic wrap then stick it in a ziploc and freeze it.  Now when you need an impressive dessert and don't have time to make one, you can just pull them out of the freezer and let them defrost.

Peanut Butter Caramel Swirl Brownies
  • 1 package Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Make the brownie batter according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  4. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Microwave peanut butter for 20-30 seconds.  Add in salted caramel and microwave another 20-30 seconds.  Stir until combined.
  6. Drizzle peanut butter caramel on top of brownie batter.  Drag a knife through it until the peanut butter caramel is swirled.
  7. Bake 45-50 minutes.  Let cool completely before cutting.

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