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

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Calories: 419 kcal

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.


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
  5. 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. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Dulce de Leche Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 268mg12%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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