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Perfect Homemade Chocolate and Caramel Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 25 -30


  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup melted butter divided
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz. package chocolate chips
  • Homemade caramel sauce see recipe below


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine cocoa and baking soda. Add 1/3 cup of melted butter. Then add boiling water. Mix after each addition until well blended.
  3. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining butter. Add flour, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Lastly, add the chocolate chips.
  5. Add to a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.
  6. (Note: A toothpick won't come out clean when they are done. The chocolate chips remain melted within the brownies. The toothpick may have brownie crumbs or melted chocolate on it, but it shouldn't have what looks like raw brownie batter. It took me a few batches of overcooked brownies to get used to that result. Ha.)
  7. Makes a 9X13 pan
  8. After brownies have cooled, drizzle caramel sauce on top of the brownies to serve. Because we stored the caramel in the fridge, I melted the caramel in the microwave for about 5 seconds to soften slightly before drizzling.