Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen
Episode: Potluck Party
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
9 large brownies
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
9 large brownies
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Brownies:
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/2 cup flour 
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder 
  • Pinch salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
Caramel:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flaky sea salt 
  • Ice cream, for serving 

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

For the brownies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment.

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a shallow heatproof bowl set over a saucepan with 1 or 2 inches of simmering water. Stir until completely melted and smooth.

Transfer the melted chocolate mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the sugar. Let cool, then whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the flour, espresso powder, salt and vanilla, and pour into the prepared baking pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely.

For the caramel: While the brownies are baking, heat the sugar and 1/3 cup water in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, swirling the pan but not stirring; cook until the mixture turns a golden amber color. Remove from the heat and immediately add the butter, swirling to combine; take great care to keep the pan at a distance when adding the butter, as the caramel will bubble up and foam. When the bubbling has subsided and the butter and caramel are combined, add the cream and vanilla and stir to incorporate. Set aside to cool.

Lift the cooled brownies out of the pan, cut into squares and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with the caramel and sprinkle with the sea salt. Serve with ice cream.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Salted Caramels

Recipe courtesy of Julia Baker

Salted Caramel Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Melt Ice Creams

Salted Caramel Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Salted Caramel Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sarain

Salted Caramel Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Salted Caramel Affogato

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here