Friday, January 20

Friday Foodie Fun - Salted Caramel Brownies

Notice how I left the "fitness" part of the title out?  Yeah.  After eating these brownies you definitely need some fitness to help burn off the sugar and calories.

It all started one night after I had diligently cleaned my entire house and was sitting enjoying the clean while playing Mario Cart with Madelyn and I had a sudden craving for salted brownies.  My sister in law introduced me to this wonderful treat at Christmas so I ventured to the cabinet and discovered that Yes!  I did have brownie mix!  Then brilliance struck and I dug out some caramels I had for caramel apples and in a fit of PMS sugar / salt craving a star was born.

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This was crazy easy and crazy good.  I thought I had sea salt, but plain course salt worked just fine. The only change I would make is to try caramel ice cream topping next time because the actual caramels got pretty chewy/hard after they cooled, but not to the point of not being able to eat the brownies.

I mixed up the brownie mix, poured it in the dish and stuck caramels in as my heart desired.  I only did half the pan for fear that it wouldn't work and then I would have nothing to calm the chocolate craving beast.

As soon as I pulled them out of the oven, I sprinkled them generously with the salt and oh my were they amazing!

This was a quick and easy treat that hit the spot while having a slightly more sophisticated flavor profile.

Super Simple Salted Caramel Brownies:

Brownie mix of choice (I chose Ultimate Fudge with Hersheys pouch)
Square Caramels
Course Salt (Sea salt is idea, but iodized works fine)

Prepare brownie mix as instructed on box, plop in the caramels as your heart desires and bake as directed.  As soon as you pull it out of the oven, sprinkle on the salt. 
Enjoy as soon as the caramel is cool enough to eat without plastering itself to the roof of your mouth.


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