Is there anything more indulgent than a warm fudgy brownie? Fans of this classic chocolate treat fall into two categories - those that prefer cake-like brownies and those that want them fudgy. I'm a fudgy gal myself. If I wanted a cakey texture, I'd rather have a piece of actual chocolate cake. If I want a brownie, I want to have a melt-in-your-mouth cocoa-loaded center with that paper thin crispy crust on top.
But these brownies? These brownies are both of those things and so, so much more.
First, each brownie is stuffed with a dollop of peanut butter, because the combination of peanut butter and chocolate will never stop being amazing.
Next, these brownies bake up beautifully when using a light metal cake pan which helps to properly distribute the heat. The middle is "done" but still soft and fudgy, and there's a barely there crispy layer on top.
Lining the pan with parchment paper before baking is the easiest way to make cleaner slices when you're ready to cut the brownies into squares.
Finally, the part that really makes these things otherworldly is that drizzle. This caramel sauce is boozy.
No, I don't think you understand. It is really boozy. Like, "Hey, would you like a little caramel with your whiskey? No? Okay, just thought I'd ask."
The flavor of the sauce mellows a bit once its paired with the bold fudgy brownies and the result is really something spectacular.
Our favorite way to enjoy these is to place one in a bowl, zap it in the microwave for about 10 seconds so it's nice and hot, and then add the warm caramel sauce and dig into it with a spoon. If you're feeling sassy, you could also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe makes 9 brownies in an 8x8 pan, but can be doubled for a 9x13 pan. Make sure you double (or even triple) the caramel sauce as well.
So put on your most comfortable pair of pajamas, load up your favorite movie, lower the lights, and enjoy this unforgettable dessert.Print
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