Dulce de Leche Brownies

I’m home from my cruise to the Bahamas.

Whew. I am stuffed, y’all.

My days consisted of waking up, eating breakfast, laying back down (in the sun, of course), eating lunch, laying down, eating dinner, eating dessert, drinking umbrella drinks, and laying back down (to sleep).

I’m exhausted.

Strangely enough, when I got home my family refused to let me continue on with that schedule. They did, however, encourage the desserts.

I made brownies. They are magical.

I’m pretty sure that everyone likes a thick and gooey brownie. I mean, if there are people out there who don’t like big slabs of chocolatey goodness, then I’ve certainly never met them.

I had a bit of dulce de leche left over from last month and though maybe you all did too. (You did all obey my command to make your own dulce de leche, right?) I figured I’d be better off swirling it into my favorite brownie recipe rather than just finishing it off with a spoon.

This is my most favorite brownie recipe ever, but feel free to just use a box mix if you’re feeling lazy.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 - 1 cup dulce de leche, depending on how caramel-y you want it


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
    In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
  2. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
  4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of half of the dulce de leche over the top and swirl with a butter knife. Top with the remaining brownie batter and dulce de leche, swirling with a knife.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.


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 6991kcal Calories from fat 3060
% Daily Value
Total Fat 340g 523%
Saturated Fat 203g 1015%
Transfat 8g
Cholesterol 1297mg 432%
Sodium 3358mg 140%
Carbohydrate 1005g 335%
Dietary Fiber 65g 260%
Sugars 754g
Protein 97g

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

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