Brownies are like the ultimate comfort food, and these Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies only elevates that. Rich chocolate flavor with soft gooey caramel melted throughout.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies – The Ultimate Comfort Food

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Why You’ll Love These Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

  • The ultimate comfort food, rich chocolate flavor combined with gooey caramel.
  • Perfect for potlucks, parties, game day and whenever you just have a craving for some chocolate!
  • You can add nuts, chips or anything really that goes well in a brownie.
  • Stores great at room temperature in an airtight container sealed away from heat for about 5 days, in the refrigerator for up to 10 days and in the freezer for up to 4 months (see storage tips below).

When you hear the words ‘comfort food’, I would be willing to bet that a whole gamut of emotions is set loose in your mind. Visions of particular foods, their taste, their texture, all swirling around on your tongue and filling you up until you are so full you could burst. Warming your heart and soul and quenching a craving you probably had going into the meal.

Comfort food is exactly that, comforting. Some people turn to a big gallon of ice cream, and others reach for a potato masher and mash away the sorrows or anger they are feeling.

When I am looking for comfort in my foods, I tend to turn to chocolate. I am not really sure why, I just know it’s sort of always been that way. Baking evokes comfort in my mind. Breads, Cookies, Cakes, Pies…. and… Brownies.

Yes, brownies.

Storage Tips

Be sure to always store these brownies in a sealed, air tight container away from any source of heat at room temperature. If they are properly stored, they will last up to 5 days. If you want to keep them a little longer, they do well in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

We don’t usually freeze them, but they can be frozen for up to 4 months, thawed when ready to use. If you want them warmed up, pop them in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds.

We have gone back and forth between how we do the caramel, it just depends on the situation.

We use ice cream topping caramel in a jar more often than not, simply because it tends to be softer and easier to eat after they have cooled and sat.

However, if you want a real treat, a flavor melt on your tongue kinda thing, you can use the real caramels, but plan to eat the brownies warm, and slice the caramels into smaller pieces.

Otherwise, you have chewy pieces of caramels on the inside of your brownie the next day. Pop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds though and you’re back at “fresh from the oven”.

It’s a win-win either way.

This time around we did it with the real caramels. We also did not wait to let the caramels cool before we took the picture which I think is kind of evident by the falling apart brownie pictured.

It may look like a mess but my goodness was it a good mess. And really it was just the one brownie. The rest were all fine.  Trust me. I’m not even going to pretend I care about the fact that that one brownie looks like a mass pile of chocolate – it sort of was, but once the moist delicious thing hit my tongue, nothing mattered. I didn’t have  a care in the word.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

You can clearly see how comforting these Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies actually are to me, right?

They were heavenly. Rich, chocolatey, warm and gooey.

The perfect… NO… the ULTIMATE comfort food!

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Comfort Food  | Main Dish

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Recipe for Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Nicole Cook
Who doesn’t love a deep, rich, chocolate brownie just swimming in golden caramel? The perfect comfort food.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cups 100% dark cocoa I used Hershey’s Special Dark
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 10 caramel candies cut into small pieces


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8? x 8? glass pan.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove and add the sugar, stirring to combine it all together. Return the sugar/butter mixture to the heat for about a minute or until it’s hot, but not yet bubbling. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, add the 2 eggs and beat for about a minute. Add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and vanilla and beat into the eggs until smooth.
  • Stir the hot sugar/butter into the egg mixture until it is all smooth.
  • Add the flour and mix well.
  • Add the chocolate chips and the caramel candies, just until combined.
  • Pour the batter into your lightly greased 8? x 8? pan and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with no loose batter. Allow to cool slightly before cutting or they will fall apart easily. Slice and serve.
  • (If needed, warm up slightly on plate in microwave for about 10 seconds).


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy brownie recipes, easy dessert recipes
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  1. Warm brownies out of the oven – there’s nothing that describes that feeling. these look sinfully delicious, nicole! what a great recipe to share.

  2. Chocolate is my ultimate go-to for comfort. Gooey caramel in a brownie is fabulous. I can see these heated up for a few seconds in the microwave for a hot out of the oven like experience. Adding this to my recipe list for brownies.

  3. OMG these look amazing. I was just talking to my husband last night about making some brownies. And now I know the perfect recipe to make. Thanks so much for posting this. They are the PERFECT comfort food!!!

  4. Oh your brownie recipe looks perfect. I made brownies the other day that turned out way too dry. I need to surprise hubby with these to make up for my failed attempt last week. 🙂

  5. Nicole, who cares what these look like (in my opinion, they look like big ooey gooey caramel-y piles of deliciousness!) when they pack such a fantastic flavour combo. I always turn to food in my times of stress and especially to my best foodie friend, Chocolate. Yes, Chocolate is so important to me, it deserves a capital C. We get together several times a day, I’m not ashamed to admit. Great recipe!

  6. I am so in love with the idea of a warm caramel brownie. I’ve been craving a brownie for a few days now. I should go make this.

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