I grew up with Mom's famous caramel brownies made from a cake mix but we've finally created a caramel brownies from scratch!

Caramel Brownies from Scratch

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 12 -16
I grew up eating my mom's famous caramel brownies made from a cake mix, and we've finally created a recipe for caramel brownies from scratch that's even better than the ones my mom made! 


  • 1 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup plus 1 Tablespoon Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter , melted
  • 2/3 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Evaporated Milk , divided
  • 1 Package Caramel Squares , unwrapped
  • 1 ¼ Cup Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13” baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, add the caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk.
  • Heat in the microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals until smooth. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the butter and 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons evaporated milk and stir until the batter is thick and no flour remains.
  • Press half of the dough into the pan.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
  • Pour the caramel evenly over the entire brownie. Go slow to be sure that everything is covered in caramel.
  • Pick up small amounts of dough, about palm-sized, and press flat between your hands.
  • Gently lay over the caramel and repeat until all of the caramel is covered.
  • Bake for 15 more minutes and allow to cool before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Brownies from Scratch
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 415mg18%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.