Salted Caramel and Pecan Brownies

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Brownies

  

Gooey caramel, crunchy nuts… these brownies are to die for. The ultimate treat when you want it all, these crunchy chewy brownies get their fabulous flavor from Hotel Chocolat’s ‘Salted Carameland Pecan Chocolate spread’. A sprinkle of sea salt lends added sophistication.

They’re fudgy, not at all cakey, ridiculously rich, boldly chocolaty, and loaded with texture. There’s a salted caramel and pecan filling that’s sandwiched inside dense brownies, and there’s more pecans sprinkled on top. 

 
Brownies should be full of chocolate, good quality chocolate. In this recipe I used 100g of 70% Dark chocolate and 100g of 50% Sea salt dark chocolate.

Please DO NOT OVER BAKE! This is crucial to your brownies being the best and to achieving that perfect texture. They need to firm up on the outside yet have the moist indulgent centre.

  
I’ve baked these brownies more than once already and I absolutely love, love, love them.  The caramel and pecan flavours work so well with the ridiculously gooey brownie!

  
The hardest part is waiting for the brownies to cool completely before slicing. There’s too much fudginess, drippy caramel, and melted chocolate to slice into until they’ve cooled completely. Slicing too early will result in a hot, gooey mess. I prefer brownies this rich to be served slightly chilled.

These were show-stoppers and without a doubt, one of the best recipes made in 2015.

Salted Caramel and Pecan Chocolate Brownies
Serves 12
Indulgent, fudgy chocolate and pecan brownies taken to the next level with a layer of salted caramel running through the centre of each bite.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
468 calories
54 g
93 g
27 g
6 g
12 g
115 g
3531 g
42 g
1 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
115g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468
Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
41%
Saturated Fat 12g
61%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 93mg
31%
Sodium 3531mg
147%
Total Carbohydrates 54g
18%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
7%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g unsalted butter
  2. 100g dark chocolate, 70% coco solids
  3. 100g dark sea salt chocolate, 50% coco solids
  4. 397g can Carnation caramel
  5. 1 tsp sea salt
  6. 200g golden caster sugar
  7. 4 medium eggs, at room temperature
  8. 100g plain flour, plus 2 tbsp
  9. 50g coco powder
  10. 100g Pecan nuts
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 180C.
  2. Grease then line a 23cm square traybake tin with baking parchment.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium pan, break in all the chocolate, then remove the pan from the heat and wait for the chocolate to melt.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 175g of the caramel with 1 tsp sea salt, set aside.
  5. Put the rest of the caramel in a large bowl with the sugar and eggs, and beat with an electric mixer or with a balloon whisk until combined.
  6. Whisk in the chocolate and butter.
  7. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and a good pinch of table salt, then sift this on top of the chocolate mix. Beat briefly until smooth. Do not over mix.
  8. Pour half the brownie batter into the tin and level it with a spatula. Spoon the salted caramel on top of the batter layer. Then sprinkle 50g of chopped pecans on top of the caramel. Spoon the rest of the brownie batter on top and smooth it out, trying not to disturb the caramel beneath. Finally add the remaining pecan nuts whole or roughly chopped on top.
  9. Bake for 25-30 mins or until risen all the way to the middle with a firm crust around the edges yet when you shake the tin the brownie should jiggle a little in the centre.
  10. Let it cool completely in the tin, then cut into squares.
Adapted from Good Food
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calories
468
fat
27g
protein
6g
carbs
54g
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Adapted from Good Food
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