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Salted Caramel Brownie Bites

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In our house, brownies are king.  And the jewel in their crown is salted caramel!

After noticing I still had some homemade salted caramel sauce in the fridge and needing a dessert to bring to a friends house for game night, I decided to make the best of both worlds… Salted Caramel Brownie Bites.  Little two bite wonders of dense, deep chocolate and fresh caramel, they were guaranteed to be a hit.  And they were.

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

Over the holidays, I made homemade Salted Caramel [recipe coming soon] for some of my friends for Christmas gifts.  I put each one in a pretty Ball mason jar with a sticker on top, tied with a red bow.  You know that feeling of not wanting to show up without something in the car just in case?  Well, what better gift than something you can save for yourself if it’s not needed?  (Hey, always gotta be thinking ahead!)  Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce is surprisingly easy to make and so delicious (and inexpensive!) you'll never use store-bought again. Dishanddelish.com

The batch I made was enough to give away and there was some leftover for me for future use.  I used some in my coffee but it doesn’t really get a chance to shine on it’s own that way.   Enter Salted Caramel Brownie Bites.

I used a box mix to make these brownie bites because I have to be honest… there are some darn good boxed brownie mixes out there.  I always tend to choose the dark chocolate or double or triple chocolate kind and always make the fudgy brownie option, I’m not fond of the cake brownie kind.  If I’m going to eat a brownie I want that dense, moist, ooey-gooey deep chocolate bite!

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

I made the brownies following the directions on the back.  However, instead of putting the mix into an 8″x8″ pan and cutting mini squares, I decided to use a mini muffin pan.  I have a couple of mini muffin pans and used both of them while making this recipe.  Btw, I was a little surprised at how superior the non-stick capabilities of this Mini Muffin Pan were over the other one.  I’ve got 4 college-aged teens, I’ll send the other pan home with one of them eventually and will get myself a second one of the Wilton one!

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

I used to find myself avoiding making mini-anythings, because I hated dealing with dripping glass measuring cups or trying to force my turkey baster to become an easy way to transfer batter.  (It’s not, btw.)  I stumbled across this Batter Tip (I sound like Wilton’s paying me, don’t I?  They’re not.)  TOTAL GAME CHANGER.  Filling mini muffin tins is a breeze now.

To use, fill a disposable pastry bag with batter and use this magic little batter tip that has a built in valve to hold the batter in unless you’re squeezing the pastry bag.  It’s soooooo easy!

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

 

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

 

Fill your mini muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full with the brownie batter.  I baked mine for about 20 minutes, my oven seems to run a little hot, so test yours near the end.

Immediately after baking, pull out and press an indentation in the top of the brownie bites for the caramel sauce.

As you can see, I love my kitchen toys…  This little wooden thing is the Pampered Chef Mini Tart Shaper.  It was designed to press tart dough into the right shape in your mini tart pans but I always find other helpful uses for it while I’m baking.  Here, it made the perfect size indentation in my mini brownies bites.

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

Let your brownies cool.  Did you ever notice that brownies are little bit stubborn, even in a well-greased non-stick pan?  I wanted these little bites to come out perfectly and needed a little tiny tool to just nudge them out.  My seafood forks turned out to be just the right size.

I’ve had these for about 30 years, they’re by Oneida, I can’t remember the pattern name, it’s discontinued.  But it’s a teeny, tiny little fork designed for getting into the crevices of shellfish or spearing shrimp in appetizers (like this tangy Mock Ceviche Shrimp).  They’re way smaller than even a butter knife and were just what I needed to pop out my brownie bites without any marks!

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

 

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

Once your brownies are cool and lined up it’s time to fill them with the Salted Caramel Sauce.  When I make Salted Caramel, I actually store it in one these squeeze bottles in the refrigerator.  That way I can squeeze it on whatever I want (once the caramel has come to room temperature, of course).

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

 

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

 

Squeeze your Salted Caramel Sauce onto your mini brownie bites and let sit for awhile so the caramel can set.  Top with some wonderful big grain salt, I used grey sea salt, and serve!

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com

Did you make this recipe?  Snap a pic and hashtag it #dishanddelish. I’d love to see your creation!

 

Goodies used in these Salted Caramel Brownie Bites:

Ball Mason Jars  (for Salted Caramel Sauce gift giving)

Wilton Perfect Results Mini Muffin Pan (for Mini Brownie Bites)

Wilton Perfect Fill Batter Tip (for putting brownie batter neatly into muffin tin)

Pampered Chef Mini Tart Shaper (to make indentation on top of the cooked brownies)

Oneida Seafood Fork (for nudging brownie bites out of pan perfectly)

Wilton Mini Squeeze Bottles (for both storing and neatly squeezing out Salted Caramel Sauce)

 

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Salted Caramel Brownie Bites
Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are little two bite wonders of deep, dense chocolatey brownies topped with delicious salted caramel.
Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
brownie bites
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
brownie bites
Ingredients
Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com
Instructions
  1. Prepare brownie mix according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Pour into mini muffin pan, filling about 2/3 of the way full. You should have approximately enough for 32 brownie bites.
    Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com
  3. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, pulling them out to test with a toothpick around 18 minutes.
  4. Immediately after baking, remove from oven and push indentation into top of brownie bites.
    Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com
  5. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from muffin tins and top with caramel sauce. Let sit for about an hour.
    Salted Caramel Brownie Bites are the best of both worlds. Deep, dense chocolate 2 bite brownies topped with homemade salted caramel. Delicious! Dishanddelish.com
  7. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt right before serving.
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