Sweet & Salty Brownies

3.6
(8) 8 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

32 servings

We started with a basic brownie and added crunchy roasted peanuts and a layer of gooey caramel—plus a bit of cayenne pepper for added excitement.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in pepper. Add sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs. Add flour; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Spread half the batter into 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended; spread over brownie batter in pan. Cover with remaining brownie batter. (Some caramel sauce may peek through.) Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until top is firm to the touch. Cool.

Note

It is important to add the ground red pepper right after you melt the chocolate. This ensures that the pepper is evenly distributed in the brownie batter.

Size Wise

One serving goes a long way on chocolate flavor and can hit the spot when you are looking for a sweet treat.

Easy Cleanup

Line pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray. Use foil handles to lift brownie from pan before cutting to serve.

Servings

  • 32 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 32 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 90mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Ilene50 | Mon, Sep 2 2013 4:40 PM

    This was easy & good. I just didn't find them salty.

  • leggyblondecat | Thu, Aug 15 2013 7:48 PM

    Was not impressed with this brownie. The caramel mixture was very runny almost like water. It did not spread at all. Once the brownies came out of the oven I noticed that the caramel mixture sank to the bottom. The red pepper did give it a kick - I can take it or leave it. Not sure if I will try this again.

  • PeggyPoo36 | Mon, Nov 19 2012 9:58 PM

    I was not impressed. The cayenne pepper gave the brownies a weird aftertaste. I personally don't like the mixture of the pepper and chocolate. I will make the recipe again, but not with the pepper!

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