Got a Sweet Tooth?

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BROWNIES WITH CANDIED PECANS
BY KIM MATURO


CARAMEL SAUCE

Ingredients
1 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (whole), room temperature
1 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground
2/3 cup heavy cream, room temperature
1 vanilla bean (slice bean in half and with a sharp knife, scrape the seeds out)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar over med-high heat, whisking when the sugar begins to melt. Make sure to whisk continually because you do not want it to burn or stick to the bottom of your pan.
  2. Once the sugar reaches a dark amber color, whisk in the salt, vanilla bean and butter, until it’s completely incorporated.
  3. Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and add the heavy cream. The caramel will foam up a bit but continue to whisk until smooth and creamy. Set aside for at least 15-20 minutes.

BROWNIES

Ingredients
7 ounces semisweet chocolate
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8-inch pan with overlapping parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. This step will allow you to cut your brownies into perfect squares.
  3. In a double boiler melt the chopped chocolate and butter, until completely melted and well incorporated.
  4. Mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a separate medium bowl. Do not over mix as this will make for dry brownies and no one wants that!
  5. Whisk the warm chocolate into the egg mixture, then stir in the flour until just combined.
  6. Pour half the brownie mix into the prepared pan (making sure to pat into the sides), then spoon about 8-9 caramel dollops on the top.  Cover the caramel with the other half of the brownie mix.
  7. Bake until puffed and a toothpick comes out slightly crumby, 35-45 minutes.  Cool for about 2 hours before cutting.
  8. Remove brownies from pan with parchment and cut into squares. When serving your brownies, sprinkle the top with candied pecans and drizzle the entire serving with left over caramel. Enjoy!!
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2 thoughts on “Got a Sweet Tooth?

  1. Oh I have and these look fantastic.

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