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Salted Caramel Brownies

These Salted Caramel Brownies are the perfect sweet treat. Rich fudgy brownies topped with gooey caramel topping and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt make them irresistible. 

This easy dessert will have the chocolate lover in your household jumping for joy. They are gooey, rich, and one of the best sweet and salty desserts that you will ever make.

The gooey caramel layer on top of these brownies and the sprinkle of sea salt really sets them apart. Plus, they are one of my favorite desserts to make for parties because they are individual-sized desserts inside mason jars.

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A few jars of homemade brownies with salted caramel on top.

Why You’ll Love Salted Caramel Brownies

  • These chocolate caramel brownies are easy to make but they taste so much better than boxed brownie mix! You can even use your brownie mix in a jar that you've made before!
  • The perfect sweet and salty dessert to make any day of the week! They are even great special occasions.
  • Baked inside of mason jars with this caramel brownies recipe you have the perfect handheld dessert to enjoy by yourself!

Ingredients Needed 

Get more info on these ingredients at the bottom of the post.

  • unsalted butter
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • flour
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • Coarse Sea Salt - optional for garnish 
  • Caramel Sauce - optional for garnish
The ingredients needed to make salted caramel brownies.

Helpful Tools 

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Wooden Spoon

Mixing Bowls

Medium Pot/Saucepan

Mini Mason Jars

Ice Cream Scoop

Baking Sheet with Rimmed Edges

How To Make Salted Caramel Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. 
  2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. 
  3. Once the butter is completely melted pour it over the chocolate chips in a large bowl. Whisk together well until the chocolate mixture is melted and smooth. 
  4. Stir in the white sugar, and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until mixed through. 
  5. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs until slightly frothy. And then, add the whisked eggs to the chocolate mixture. 
  6. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined. Don't overmix. 
  7. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon fill each mason jar until they are ¾ the way full with the batter. 
  8. Sprinkle the top of the brownie batter with coarse sea salt. 
  9. Add the mason jars to a water bath on a large baking sheet. 
  10. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the brownies are fully cooked. 
  11. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow it cool for five minutes. 
  12. Drizzle caramel sauce on top of the brownies and finish with a sprinkle on top with a little bit of sea salt. 
  13. Enjoy the gooey brownies while warm. 
A collage of images showing the first couple steps of making salted caramel brownies and little mason jars.
A collage of images showing how to make salted caramel brownies in mini mason jars.

Storage

Store leftover brownies in the jars at room temperature for up to three days. If you don't have lids for your jars you can cover them with plastic wrap, remove them from the jars, and store them in an airtight container. 

Looking down on a few jars of individual servings of salted caramel brownies.

Recipe Variations

Coffee Flavor: You can add 2 teaspoons of espresso powder to your brownie batter for a delicious mocha taste to these brownies. 

Peanut Butter Brownies: If you love peanut butter and chocolate flavors together swirl in a couple of tablespoons of creamy peanut butter to your brownie batter.

Caramel Swirl: If you want more caramel flavor use a butter knife to swirl an extra squeeze of the store-bought caramel sauce into your brownie brownie before you bake them. 

Salted caramel brownies in jars for individual servings.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don't want to make these in jars, you don't have to! Just bake in
  • Once you add the dry ingredients to your chocolate mixture be careful to not overmix. You want to mix until the dry ingredients are just combined. Overmixing could result in tough brownies.
  • You don't need a lot of water in your baking pan, you will need about one inch in the baking pan just enough to keep the brownies moist while they are baking.
  • Different ovens may result in a different baking time so check the brownies for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the brownie. If it comes out clean the brownies are done.
  • I used store-bought caramel sauce to save a little time in the kitchen however you can use homemade caramel sauce if you prefer.
A few salted caramel brownies in jars.

FAQ

How do you keep brownies soft and chewy?

The key ingredients to keep your brownies soft and chewy are the amount of sugar, butter, and eggs used. For example, a higher amount of sugar will result in softer brownies.

What makes brownies fudgy vs cakey?

Fudgy brownies have a higher ratio of butter, sugar, and eggs. Whereas cakey brownies have more dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. If you want to make these more cake-like brownies then add an extra couple of tablespoons of flour to the batter.

Should brownies be stored at room temperature or in the fridge?

Brownies should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If you don't have a container store them inside of the mason jars with a lid on top. Refrigerated brownies become dry and hard so it's best to leave them out at room temperature.

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Four jars holding a bite of salted caramel brownies over the rest of the mini jars.
A few jars of salted caramel brownies, with a few packaged caramels around them.

Salted Caramel Brownies

Chocolatey single servings of your favorite brownies with salted caramel!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salted Caramel Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Garnish:

  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Caramel Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
  • In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is completely melted pour it over the chocolate chips in a large bowl. Whisk together well until the chocolate mixture is melted and smooth.
  • Stir in the white sugar, and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until mixed through.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the eggs until slightly frothy. And then, add the whisked eggs to the chocolate mixture.
  • Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined. Don't overmix.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or spoon fill each mason jar until they are ¾ the way full with the batter.
  • Sprinkle the top of the brownie batter with coarse sea salt.
  • Add the mason jars to a water bath on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the brownies are fully cooked.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow it cool for five minutes.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce on top of the brownies and finish with a sprinkle on top with a little bit of sea salt.
  • Enjoy the gooey brownies while warm.

Notes

  • If you want to make these in a traditional brownie pan instead of jars, you certainly can. 

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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