Salted Caramel Twix Brownies

These salted caramel Twix brownies are salty/sweet, so chewy, and so easy to prepare!

I know I’ve said this before…but there is a time for restraint in the kitchen, when simplicity is the best.  And then there are days where I throw that nonsense out the window and go for more is more!

And I had a bad day this week.  Not like a the sky is falling kind of day, but one of those days where a hundred small things go wrong and it all amounts to general feelings of heavy-hearted, feet-dragging blah.

My saving grace that day was these salted caramel Twix brownies.  I had a chocolatey, Twix-stuffed, caramel-swirled, chewy brownie to look forward to.  Thank goodness!  It was definitely a day that called for an over the top, super-indulgent brownie.

Salted Caramel Twix Brownies

Salted Caramel Twix Brownies

I’ve always made my brownies with cocoa powder…the thought of melting chocolate sounded like too much effort for me.  And I’ve read lots of reviews of cocoa brownies that claim they are just as good as real chocolate brownies.  Some people claimed they couldn’t even tell the difference.

Utter nonsense!!!

Salted Caramel Twix Brownies

Salted Caramel Twix Brownies

For these salted caramel Twix brownies, I subbed out my usual cocoa powder for 6 oz of semi-sweet chocolate….just to see.  And guess what?  I will never be going back to cocoa brownies.  No way, no how, not after tasting these beauties.

The difference for me was the texture…these guys were just so incredibly chewy and fudgy.  And I love their shiny, crinkly brownie tops.  My favorite part 🙂

Salted Caramel Twix Brownies

But like we all know, I can’t just have my chewy chocolatey brownies, they also had to be filled with chopped up Twix bars {keep this recipe in mind for Halloween!}.  The bars held their crunch in the brownies, so you get bites of crunchy shortbread and chewy caramel.

I also swirled some caramel syrup into the brownie tops, and sprinkled them with sea salt.  Yum yum yum!  Adding more caramel to baking is never, ever a bad decision in my book 😉

These salted caramel Twix brownies are super easy to make, and a totally decadent twist on a brownie.  Totally the kind of brownie that can turn a bad day around!

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5.0 from 5 reviews
Salted Caramel Twix Brownies
 
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These decadent brownies are stuffed with Twix bars, swirled with caramel sauce, and sprinkled with sea salt.
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter {113g}
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar {100g}
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar {110g}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅔ cup all purpose flour {83g}
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cups Twix bars, chopped into 1-inch pieces {3 packages of regular-sized or 12 snack-sized}
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce
  • a sprinkle of sea salt {1/4 tsp or less, to taste}
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a 9X9 inch pan with aluminum foil, grease, and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. This will take 5 or so minutes.
  3. Pour into a large bowl, and mix in the sugars until no lumps remain.
  4. Add eggs and mix, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. In a separate small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Stir into the butter mixture until completely combined.
  6. Fold in the chopped Twix bars. Scrape batter into pan.
  7. Dot the caramel sauce evenly, swirl with a knife. Sprinkle brownies with sea salt.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out cleanly.
  9. Cool completely and cut into 9 pieces.

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