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Easy caramel swirl brownies

Easy Caramel Swirl Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Gooey caramel swirled into rich chocolate brownies studded with chocolate chips.  We took a shortcut by using a brownie mix and store bought caramels.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie, caramel, chocolate, easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Heather


  • 1 box brownie mix use a mix intended for a 9x13" pan
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 package caramels about 36 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream



  • In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix, water, vegetable oil and water until all the brownie mix is stirred in.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • In a medium saucepan place the unwrapped caramels and heavy cream.
  • Pour brownie batter into greased 9 x 13 inch cake pan. (Or a 10 x 10).  

Caramel Sauce

  • Stir over medium heat until caramels are melted.  Be sure to stir constantly and softly so that the caramel doesn't burn.  You'll know if you burn the caramel.  It stinks.
  • Pour the melted caramel sauce over the brownie batter.  Using a rubber spatula, swirl the caramel into the brownie batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out mostly clean.


I used a Pillsbury dark chocolate brownie mix intended for a 9x13" pan.  If you are using a brownie mix intended for a 9x9" pan, you should cut your caramel sauce recipe in half and reduce your baking time.