Chocolate fudge caramel brownies


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

This caramel brownie recipe in an oldie but goodie. They start with a box mix making them super easy to make. The secret is mixing in extra chocolate chips and then adding in a layer of caramel in between.

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

A lot of you on instagram requested this caramel brownie recipe after I posted a picture on Sunday, so I thought I would share it. 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 fudge caramel brownies definitely warmed us all up though. We all loved them! Anything with the words chocolate and caramel I love. ;)


Caramel brownie recipe that are easy to make, rich, chewy and simply amazing. You are going to love these!

Caramel brownie recipe

Chocolate fudge caramel brownies


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


Pre-heat oven to 350°. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and set aside.
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.
Next, combine your caramels and 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk in a small pan over medium heat.
While the caramel is warming up, pour half of the batter into the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
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.
Remove pan from oven and allow to cool. Then lift the foil and brownies out of the pan for easy cutting.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

The sweetened condensed milk really gives these caramel brownies the perfect touch! Mmm…. If you’re looking for a tip to cut the brownies (that I shared awhile back here), use a plastic knife. My mom always did this growing up and for whatever reason it makes it so much easier!

Here’s the original photo from 2014. Enjoy! :DCaramel brownies on I Heart Nap Time

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

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:58 am (#

    I didn’t have any exciting plans this weekend….until I saw these! Chocolate, fudge, caramel and brownies all in one sentence? I am dying over these! I need these in my face…yesterday

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Taylor! I hope you enjoyed these delicious brownies this weekend! :)

  2. Mique posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:36 am (#

    Yum yum yum! I love caramel!

  3. Michelle@TheRibbonRetreat posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:39 am (#

    Yummmmmmy! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  4. Emily posted on January 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm (#

    Yum!! Definitely going to try these…but, yes, it’s not going to help my new year’s resolution diet :)

  5. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm (#

    These look AMAZING and I’m so excited that you use a box mix! That’s my type of recipe! :-D Thanks for sharing, Jamielyn!!

    ~Abby =)

  6. Krystle posted on January 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm (#

    These look super easy yet really delicious!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm (#

      They are super yummy and a quick treat! Hope you enjoy! :)

  7. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#

    That caramel is calling my name!!

  8. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective posted on January 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm (#

    Yummy! I need these fudge caramel brownies right now!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm (#

      Seriously, I think I need to make some more!!!

  9. Stephanie @ Six Figures Under posted on January 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm (#

    Oh yum! If I had some caramels I would make these right now! I’ll have to pin it for later!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm (#

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie! They are so yummy, you’ll have to let me know if you give them a try! :)

  10. Melanie @ Carmel Moments posted on January 16, 2014 at 11:24 am (#

    Mmmm. I love me some brownies! Looks ooey gooey.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm (#

      They definitely are gooey brownies! I love them! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting Melanie!

  11. Shannah @ Just Us Four posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm (#

    These look so yummy!

  12. Brooke posted on January 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm (#

    I only have semi-sweet chocolate chips. Will that be okay? I can’t wait to make these! Thanks!

    • Brooke posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm (#

      Anyone see my question? :)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm (#

      Yes definitely!! You can use milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet! Enjoy! :)

      • Brooke posted on January 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm (#

        Thank you so much! :)

  13. Barbara posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm (#

    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 posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm (#

      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! :)

  14. Kimberly posted on February 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm (#

    We love caramel so I doubled the recipe amount. They turned out great!!! Thanks for this great recipe.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm (#

      Yum! We love caramel too so I will have to try doubling it next time, thanks for the idea! :)

  15. Kristi posted on March 1, 2014 at 1:34 am (#

    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 posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm (#

      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 posted on March 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm (#

        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. :)

  16. Jennifer posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm (#

      I hope you enjoyed these brownies Jennifer! :) I haven’t made these in a while so I need to make them again!

  17. Karen posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:54 am (#

    Will these freeze well?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm (#

      Hi Karen! I have never tried freezing them, they are always gone too fast. :) But they should freeze just fine. Be sure to put them in an airtight container!

  18. Amy Greenhalgh posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:18 pm (#

    I have made these brownies five times now.. They are SENSATIONAL!!! The only cake/brownie I’ve made that tastes just as amazing 3 days later and cold as they do coming straight out of the oven with a dollop of icecream.

    I use gluten-free brownie mix, and it works so well, it has been a huge hit at work and family gatherings.. (I recently had a GF brownie at a cafe.. one bite in and all I could think was ‘this isn’t as good as the choc-caramel ones’ haha)

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

  19. Joy posted on January 4, 2017 at 11:06 am (#

    Would you have to use a bow brownie mix or would a recipe from scratch work? 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm (#

      A scratch recipe definitely work!

  20. Laura posted on May 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm (#

    If I wanted to tun these into salted caramel brownies how much salt should I add? Think it would taste ok?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 12, 2017 at 7:42 am (#

      Since this makes a 9×13 pan, I would sprinkle half a teaspoon of sea salt over the caramel layer and see how you like them; the next time, you might want to add more! :)