Fat Witch Bakery’s Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies

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Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.Fat Witch Bakery’s Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite. I know what you’re thinking, “Sure they are, they’re just brownies, how are they ALL of those things?!” The only thing I can say is these aren’t legendary for being one dimensional average brownies. There are lines and fanatics for this bakery because what they do is magic. These brownies may as well be magical they are so good.

The better you get to know me you’ll understand my love/eh relationship with chocolate. In its most basic form I could take or leave chocolate (I’m a fried/salty craver), but in its most pure and delicious forms, I LOVE it. Fat Witch Bakery Brownies, Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Jacque Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies and my all time favorite David Lebovitz’s Chocolate Idiot Cake. Put any of those things on a table in front of me (even next to some In ‘n Out!) and it is no contest, I will eat the whole plate of chocolate.

Every time my husband and I would visit New York when we lived in Washington DC we would head to the Fat Witch Bakery in the morning for fresh brownies with our coffee (I would grab two caramel ones and my husband would get an original) and then on the way out of the city in the evening we would pop by for happy hour. Seeing one of these caramel brownies at happy hour is like spotting a unicorn, but I did one time! I bought 4 of them for half off, promptly took them home and froze them! These brownies are worth hoarding!

If you haven’t been to the bakery it can be hard to understand why a brownie might be worth the effort these take. Like the 36 hour chocolate chip cookies, these are worth the effort!

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×9 baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper. These brownies are STICKY when they cool, you’ll need help getting them out! In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate, in 30 second increments. Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
After two rounds the butter should be melted. Let the bowl sit for 2-3 minutes and the heat will melt the chocolate.
Stir them together until fully combined and let cool. Put the caramels in a microwave safe bowl with the water.
Microwave for 1 minute, let sit for 2-3 minutes. Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
Stir until smooth and fully combined. Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
In a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy, for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until combined. Add in the flour and salt until fully combined. Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
Pour half of the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan. Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
Pour the caramel sauce onto the brownie layer, leaving a half inch border all the way around with no caramel, this will help prevent as much caramel leaking as possible (we will still have some though). Layer 2
Place the pan and the remaining brownie batter in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, to allow the caramel to harden.
Remove the pan from the refrigerator and add the rest of the batter.Layer 3 Spread
Spread the rest of the batter evenly over the caramel in an even layer. Layer 3

Bake for 35 minutes. Do not over bake, the brownies will dry out. Cool for an hour before removing from the pan. The caramel may cause stickyness even with the parchment and the spray, so you may have to be careful cutting them.   Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.

Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
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Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 14 tablespoons (1¾ sticks) unsalted butter (look, I said legendary, not light!)
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon bittersweet chocolate disks (I use Guittard)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 30 caramel squares , unwrapped and in a small bowl
  • 2 tablespoons lukewarm water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper.
  3. These brownies are STICKY when they cool, you'll need help getting them out!
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate, in 30 second increments.
  5. After two rounds the butter should be melted. Let the bowl sit for 2-3 minutes and the heat will melt the chocolate.
  6. Stir them together until fully combined and let cool.
  7. Put the caramels in a microwave safe bowl with the water.
  8. Microwave for 1 minute, let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Stir until smooth and fully combined.
  10. In a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy, for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until combined.
  12. Add in the flour and salt until fully combined.
  13. Pour half of the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan. Set the pan aside.
  14. Pour the caramel sauce onto the brownie layer, leaving a half inch border all the way around with no caramel, this will help prevent as much caramel leaking as possible (we will still have some though).
  15. Place the pan and the remaining brownie batter in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, to allow the caramel to harden.
  16. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and spread the rest of the batter evenly over the caramel in an even layer.
  17. Bake for 35 minutes.
  18. Do not over bake, the brownies will dry out.
  19. Cool for an hour before removing from the pan.
  20. The caramel may cause stickyness even with the parchment and the spray, so you may have to be careful cutting them.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Fat Witch Bakery Cookbook.

This contains an affiliate link, which will buy me more chocolate disks for this recipe, but not quite enough for that pony I want. 🙂

Dinner then Dessert TIPS I wish I could give you tips on how to make this better. The best thing I can say is stick 100% to the recipe. At least for the first time you make it. I know it is is a lot of butter. TRUST ME, my second spin class that day was because I ate two more of these than I thought I would! But to truly appreciate the wonder that these brownies are, give them a fair chance to impress you the first time you make them. 🙂 Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.

Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
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