Caramel-Filled Brownies – Guest Post

Hello, my pretties! I’m currently in the middle of a big, wet ocean having the time of my life! So sorry you’re stuck at home in the snow! Lucky for you, I’ve got an awesome guest post for you today from Brandy of Brandy’s Baking. Brandy, like me, enjoys baking and says that it keeps her sane and helps her think through life’s little problems. I love that… and these brownies she’s sharing today are sure to cure any problems you may be having! Enjoy!

I am over the moon excited to be guest posting for Buns in My Oven!  I lurk on Karly’s blog quite a bit, probably more than she really wants to know. I love it!  She’s super funny, so talented with the camera, and her recipes are awesome.  One of my favorites is BLT Macaroni Salad. Mercy, it’s so good.  Like, eating it over the kitchen sink with a gigantic spoon at 1am because you can’t think of anything else but this salad, good.  Did I just admit that?

Anywho…I have a little recipe for you today.  Caramel Filled Brownies!  They are decadent and filled with caramel goodness!  Do you see the caramel oozing out of this brownie?  Do you see?! you hear it calling your name?  I hear it, loud and clear!  I am a complete sucker for anything with caramel.  Add chocolate and toasted pecans…and I have no strength to resist, none at all.

Caramel-Filled Brownies – Guest Post


  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz) bag of caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pecans on a cookie sheet and toast for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown and aromatic. Let cool and coarsely chop.
  2. 2. Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil or parchment paper and grease with butter or cooking spray. Make sure to get the sides of the pan really well so the caramel won’t stick.
  3. 3. Place chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan and set over very low heat. Stir gently until chocolate is melted and smooth. Transfer the chocolate mixture into a large mixing bowl and let it cool for 5 minutes. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix for about 2 minutes with a whisk until batter is thick and glossy. Gently stir in flour and salt. Pour half of this batter (about 2 1/2 cups) into the lined pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool for about 20 minutes while you prepare the caramel layer.
  4. 4. Add the caramels and cream to a medium saucepan, set on low heat and stir until caramels are melted and smooth. Stir half of the chopped pecans into the caramel. Pour the caramel mixture over the baked brownie layer and spread evenly. Spread the remaining brownie batter over the caramel filling. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and remaining nuts on top of the brownie batter. Bake at 350 degrees for another 20 minutes or until the top batter appears set but not dry. Allow brownies to cool completely-this will take several hours. Lift brownies from pan, remove foil, and cut brownies into squares (or whatever shape makes you happy) for serving.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 7444kcal Calories from fat 4454
% Daily Value
Total Fat 495g 762%
Saturated Fat 242g 1210%
Transfat 8g
Cholesterol 1341mg 447%
Sodium 1566mg 65%
Carbohydrate 773g 258%
Dietary Fiber 49g 196%
Sugars 590g
Protein 80g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Source:  Rebecca Rather in The Pastry Queen