Chocolate Brownies & Caramel Sauce

by courtneyanddaniel

In celebration of Daniel’s new job, I whipped out a special dessert with the few ingredients in my cabinet.  I managed to put together chocolate brownies and caramel sauce.  Simple, quick, and not too much of anything required.

For the brownies:

Combine in the top of a double boiler, stirring occasionally until homogenous –

  • 1 stick of butter (8 TBS)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 TBS vanilla

Remove from heat and add:

  • 1/2 cup AP flour (fresh!!)
  • 2 large eggs

Stir a few times until just mixed.

Bake at 325 degrees in a 9×9″ pan (or cupcake pan, whatever shape you choose, really) until a toothpick comes out clean and surface is firm to touch.  (Check the surface firmness before you go stabbing wood into your brownies… they’ll fall a little bit and won’t be right…)

For the caramel sauce, combine in a large glass microwaveable bowl:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, preferably dark
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (or cream, but milk works just fine)

Microwave for 3 minute intervals at half-power until desired consistency is reached (thick enough to coat the back of a spoon) removing from microwave and whisking momentarily.  It takes 15-20 minutes total, but be patient, it’s simple and worth the wait.

Serve warm brownies with warm caramel sauce for a simple indulgence.