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Chocolate fudge caramel brownies that are easy to make, rich, chewy and simply amazing. You are going to love these!

Now I know I just posted healthy recipe ideas and the majority of the country is on a diet right now… but a lot of you on instagram requested this recipe after I posted a picture on Sunday. We always bake a treat on Sunday, it’s pretty much a family tradition. I also know a lot of you (like me) have been snowed in the past week, so baking up something yummy was about the only thing we could do to take our minds off being stuck inside. Our schools going on 5 “snow days.” Pretty crazy! With the black ice on the roads and temps -40, I TOTALLY get it but we were definitely going stir-crazy. Makes me miss the AZ sunshine. Sigh. These caramel brownies definitely warmed us all up though. We all loved them! Anything with the words chocolate and caramel I love. ;)

Chocolate fudge caramel brownies


  • Fudge brownie mix (+ ingredients the box calls for)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 (11oz) pkg caramel bits (or wrapped caramels)
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the fudge brownie mix + the ingredients that the box calls for. Then mix in 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate chips.
  3. Next, combine your caramels and 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk in a small pan over medium heat.
  4. While the caramel is warming up, pour half of the batter into the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Stir the caramel mixture until smooth (about 10 min) and then pull out the brownie pan and drizzle the caramel over the bottom layer. Then pour the remaining brownie batter over top. Continue to bake the brownies for approximately 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean.
  6. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool. Then lift the foil and brownies out of the pan for easy cutting.
  7. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

The sweetened condensed milk really gives these caramel brownies the perfect touch! Mmm….

So what are your plans this weekend? Anything exciting? TGIF!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 Responses to “Chocolate fudge caramel brownies”

  1. Barbara

    Did not turn out looking like yours. The pan I feel should be smaller so you can actually get a full layer over caramels. Will make again and put in a 9″ square. Also stuck to tin foil.Help!

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Barbara! You can definitely try a 9″ to make them thicker, I used a 9×13 and it covered mine! I’m sorry that they stuck to the foil…mine have always come right off. Maybe try spraying nonstick spray on top of the foil next time! :)

  2. Kristi

    I’m wondering if using a jar of Mrs. Richardson’s caramel would work? I haven’t any caramel squares on hand. How well set does your caramel get?

    • Jamielyn

      I’m not sure Kristi, I’ve never tried it with a jar of caramel. I am guessing that it probably won’t be as thick and it might run out the sides. My caramel sets pretty well, it is still chewy though! :)

      • Kristi

        Well I had given it a try. I had added a few tbsp on flour to it (I do this with another bar recipe I make) to help thicken it. However, after baking the bottom part for the time stated, when I added the caramel it sunk completely to the bottom of the pan since the brownies hadn’t even really thickened/baked. So I’m thinking that sticking to the squares would be a better idea. :)

  3. Jennifer

    Oh my goodness…thankfully I did not see this recipe until June…so those New Year’s Resolutions have been thrown out the window long ago! These are in my oven baking now…..they look and smell delicious! Thank you for sharing!