Caramel Stuffed Brownies

24 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Caramel Stuffed Brownies are the perfect gooey, chocolatey treat with chocolate chips, creamy caramel, and flaky sea salt.

What’s better than delicious Fudgy Brownies? Maybe give these fudgy brownies with a sweet and rich caramel filling a try to to take things to the next level. This is even more indulgent than your go-to brownie recipe, and the amazing flavor combo is sure to make this a favorite Dessert with the whole family!

Caramel Stuffed Brownies sliced in baking pan

The caramel filling and sea salt topping add so much amazing texture to these brownies, and the brownie base is perfect to satisfy chocolate cravings. You can make Caramel Stuffed Brownies for a bake sale, potluck, or any get-together.

Unlike the traditional Caramel Brownie Recipe on the blog, this one is made with a full layer of caramel. Instead of simply drizzling caramel on top, or adding caramel bits, the layer of creamy caramel is baked in the brownies as a filling. Start the recipe by prepping the classic brownie recipe with an amazing chocolatey flavor. Then bake one layer of chocolate, add the creamy caramel filling, and finish it all off with another layer of brownie. The whole recipe is like a chocolate and caramel brownie sandwich.

Along with the amazing creamy caramel, this recipe also has a deep chocolate flavor. Not only, do you get the classic chocolate brownie flavor from cocoa powder, but there are also chocolate chips mixed into the batter for double the chocolate. The chocolate morsels melt during the baking time. So, if you eat the Caramel Stuffed Brownies while they’re still warm you’ll have little pieces of melted chocolate in each bite.

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Key Ingredients

  • Brownie Batter: For the most part, the base recipe is made with standard brownie ingredients. Eggs, oil, milk, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and a handful of other pantry ingredients are all you need to make classic chocolate brownies
  • Chocolate Chips: The brownies do get an extra kick of chocolatey flavor from the semisweet chocolate chips. Just fold the chips directly into the batter before baking. Then they’ll add pieces of melting chocolate throughout the fudgy brownie recipe.
  • Caramel Layer: The homemade caramel sauce recipe is made with store-bought caramel squares and sweetened condensed milk. Melting simple caramel squares is an easy way to get a rich and sweet caramel flavor. Then the sweetened condensed milk makes the mixture more creamy and soft so that you can easily spread it over the brownie layer.
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How to Make Caramel Stuffed Brownies

  • Prep Time: Start this brownie recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Brownie Batter: Whisk the oil and eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Then add the sugar and milk, whisking well again to combine. Sift the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Then bring the wet and dry ingredients together, mixing until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and fold them into the brownie mix to finish.
  • Chocolate Layer: Spread about 2/3 of the chocolate mixture over the prepared baking dish. Then put the single chocolate layer in the oven for a 12-minute bake time.
  • Caramel Layer: While the brownie layer is baking, you can start making the caramel sauce filling. Start by adding unwrapped caramel squares, and sweetened condensed milk to a medium saucepan. Then melt the caramel mixture over medium heat, and stir until smooth.
  • Assemble: Pour the caramel filling over the baked brownie layer. Let it cool like that for 5 minutes before you spoon the prepared brownie batter over the top. Use the back of the spoon or an offset spatula to evenly spread the chocolate over the caramel. Once it’s spread evenly, sprinkle sea salt over the top.
  • Baking Time: Pop the dish in the oven for another 28-30 minutes. Then you can stick a toothpick in the center of the Caramel Stuffed Brownies to see if they’re done. As long as the toothpick comes out without wet brownie batter on it, you’re good to go.
Caramel Stuffed Brownies in baking pan

Frequently Asked Questions About Caramel Stuffed Brownies

Why is the first layer of brownie baked separately?

The bottom layer of brownie needs to be baked before adding in the caramel layer in order to give the caramel a more solid base to rest on. It will also help keep the layers separate so that they don’t blend together while pouring into the pan, and then baking.

Why is flaky sea salt used over the top of the brownies?

Different kinds of salt have different flavors and textures. Sea salt is made from evaporated sea water and isn’t as processed as regular salt. It also contains some minerals from the sea. Sea salt pairs very well with caramel and chocolate due to it’s flaky texture. The flavor will linger the same way the rich flavors of chocolate and caramel linger.


  • Chocolate Chips: For a sweeter chocolate flavor in this recipe, you can use delicious milk chocolate chips. On the other hand, if you prefer more bittersweet chocolate, try replacing the semisweet chocolate with dark chocolate. You can also use a mix of different chocolate chips in the brownie batter.
  • Mix-ins: For a more crunchy texture, mix chopped nuts into the Caramel Stuffed Brownie recipe. You could also mix in toffee bits, M&Ms, or broken candy bars.
  • Toppings: If you’d like to add some toppings to the brownie recipe, try melting chocolate to drizzle on a chocolate topping. Or, melt caramel for a caramel drizzle. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of each brownie before serving.
  • Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies: In the mood for chocolate and peanut butter? You can replace the caramel filling with a layer of peanut butter. Most kinds of peanut butter will work well. You just don’t want to use natural peanut butter. Heat your chosen peanut butter to make it thinner. Then spread it over the first layer of brownies. After that, you can add the rest of the brownie batter and bake.
Caramel Stuffed Brownies sliced on cutting board with a bite missing

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How to Store

  • Serve: If you cover the fudgy brownies in plastic wrap or tin foil, they can stay good for 3-4 days at room temperature.
  • Store: Covered brownies can be kept in the fridge where they’ll stay good for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: You could also freeze Caramel Stuffed Brownies. For best results, slice the brownies into squares and put them in a freezer bag with parchment paper to separate the layers. Then they can keep well for 3 months.
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Caramel Stuffed Brownies

Caramel Stuffed Brownies are the perfect gooey, chocolatey treat with chocolate chips, creamy caramel, and flaky sea salt.
Yield 24 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces caramels , unwrapped
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking pan with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oil and eggs.
  • Add in sugar and milk, whisk well to combine.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add to the wet mixture and whisk until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Evenly spread about 2/3 of the brownie batter into the baking pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the unwrapped caramels and sweetened condensed milk and whisk together on medium heat until smooth.
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the baked bottom layer.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes then gently spoon on the remaining brownie batter in as even a layer as possible.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt (do not use regular table salt for this, skip if you don't have flaky salt).
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick is no longer wet with brownie batter.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These caramel stuffed brownies are definitely decadent! They are so fudgy and the caramel inside tasted so good. What a perfect combo!

  2. These caramel-stuffed brownies are awesome!! Two of my favorite things combined into one dessert. I have always enjoyed the combination of chocolate and caramel in different forms. And this brownie recipe is spot on!