Gooey Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Chocolate caramel brownies - rich, moist chocolate brownie.  Crisp on top with a gooey caramel centre.

These brownies are so good that it’s bad.  It’s extremely difficult to walk past the box on the counter without hunching over the work surface and taking a large bite out of ANOTHER one.

My experimentation to get a gooey caramel filling that:

a) Didn’t just melt into the brownie mix, leaving the bottom of the brownie lovely and caramelized, but the gooey centre indistinguishable from the rest of the brownie
and
b) Produced a lovely pocket of caramel that stretched and oozed when you bit in – regardless of whether the brownie was warm or had cooled completely,

meant that I had to knock up a few of these sinful little treats.  I ended up sending my last batch into work with Chris just to remove the constant temptation.

Fortunately having the kids off school for the half term holidays means that I’ve had more opportunity to run around and work them off!

I’ve also been into the craft box, busily making some new photography boards this week.
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