I’m back from Spain! We survived our long hikes in the Sierra Nevada mountains and managed to find our cave house.

Caramel Swirl Brownies

The Spanish people sure do know how to eat. Before leaving I was worried that eating at 10:00pm would be a problem but it wasn’t at all! At around 5:00pm every evening we would go for a few drinks, and with every drink ordered out came a plate of FREE typical Spanish food. This ranged from fried zucchini slices with chips, fried fish, olives, sliced cheese, bread and olive oil, to a variety of other tapas I can’t even name. We were lucky we learned this quick! Our bellies were constantly full.

Caramel Swirl Brownies

I’m home now and by the looks of it I am just in time to see all of the changing leaves. Montreal is gorgeous right now and I am super excited to get back to baking! Starting with these fudgy, delicious, caramel swirled brownies.

Caramel Swirl Brownies

The caramel itself is a dream and soooo easy to make! I find melting the caramels with evaporated milk really gives a velvety texture that pairs perfectly with a nice dense brownie.

Caramel Swirl Brownies

These aren’t your typical brownie base. They are thinner and the fudgiest little bites of chocolate I have ever had! If you want a thicker brownie, you could go with an 8×8-inch pan and adjust the baking time but I really like these the way they are. A better caramel to brownie ratio!!

Caramel Swirl Brownies

Oh, and I like to eat these cold from the fridge because they really are just like fudge!…with fleur de sel. Now pass the milk friend!

Caramel Swirl Brownies

Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

Caramel Swirl Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 30 small brownies


  • 34 (one 269g bag) caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate (chocolate chips are fine!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Fleur de sel, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small non-stick saucepan over medium heat, combine the caramels and evaporated milk. Heat and whisk until the caramels are melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a separate medium non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Cook for about 2 minutes until the butter melts, remove from heat, and whisk in the vanilla and chopped semi-sweet chocolate.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and add the whisked eggs into the saucepan, whisking quickly to to combine. Stir in the flour with a rubber spatula.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and evenly distribute the batter. Add the caramel sauce on top of the batter and then, using a knife, swirl the caramel into the batter with a butter knife. I swirled back and forth several times.
  6. Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the caramel top is bubbling and the sides of the brownies look cooked.
  7. Remove the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle with fleur de sel, and let it cool to room temperature before transferring it into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.


Recipe adapted from What's Gaby Cooking

I actually like these brownies kept in the fridge and served cold!


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27 Responses to Caramel Swirl Brownies

  1. Man, now I need to go to Spain and eat All. The. Tapas. Although I’d be pretty happy eating the entire batch of your caramel swirl brownies too! Choices, choices… πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh wow, these are unreal! Love that topping and your photos πŸ™‚ Pinning!

  3. Oh my gosh, my husband would love these brownies! Definitely pinning this to my brownie board. They look delicious and decadent. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. πŸ™‚

  4. Nanny says:

    These look awesome Katrina. Brownies are most peoples favorite. You do a wonderful job displaying and presenting the making of your goodies. Everything always looks sooo inviting.

  5. Cakespy says:

    Considering that I would like both brownies and caramel to be food groups, this recipe is right up my alley. πŸ™‚

  6. What a perfect little treat! I have wanted to got to Spain for a few years. Next year I need to make it happen!

  7. So jealous of your trip to Spain – that is on my bucket list!! I also am now craving brownies and it’s not even 8:00 a.m. πŸ™‚ These look insanely delicious Katrina!

  8. Yum! I am definitely a fudge-y brownie person rather than a cake-y brownie person. Thanks for sharing your Spain eating experiences. I always wondered/worried about traveling there and eating so late. You made it sound like no problem, which is encouraging!

  9. Come to mama! These look amazing! Want!

  10. Erika says:

    Ooh, these look so yummy! It’s been ages since I’ve made brownies… I may have to try these!

  11. Allison says:

    I am all about the caramel right now! Caramel everything. These look like perfection!!

    • katrina says:

      haha, me too!! Especially the caramel + apple combo (which has nothing to do with this post, lol). It’s just so good!

  12. I have always wanted to go to Spain. I just looked at your cave house.. it must have been hard to leave!
    These brownies look amazing! Fudgy brownies are one of my many weaknesses πŸ˜‰

  13. Irene says:

    I love the post! Have a nice weekend:)


  14. Rae says:

    Oh wow these look so delicious! I have never thought about making brownies with caramel before! Thanks for the recipe!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  15. Irene says:

    Great post! Have a nice weekend:)


  16. Gina says:

    Oooh these look so good. Smiling when I read these are the typical brownie base. Certainly not. They look so yummy. Can’t wait to try this out.

  17. Mary Frances says:

    Love the caramel topping! It looks delicious!!

  18. These look so good! One of the prettiest looking brownies yet πŸ™‚

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