Caramel Sea Salt Brownies
Brace yourself. This Caramel Sea Salt Brownie is going to blow you away like Dorothy on a stormy night. You could omit the sea salt, but why would you?
CARAMEL SAUCE: Ingredients: 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Bring brown sugar, butter, and milk to a gentle boil and cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add vanilla extract. Reserve while you make brownie batter.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread 1/2 of batter into prepared pan.
Spoon caramel mixture on top, do not spread.
Spread second half of batter on top of caramel.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
Sprinkle sparsely with sea salt or sea salt flakes
If you want frosting:
Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm. Then sprinkle sparsely with sea salt or sea salt flakes.