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Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies

Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies Recipe l

It’s the middle of the week and I have just the dessert you need to get through the mid-week slump! These salted dulce de leche brownies.

Rich, fudgy brownies swirled with smooth, creamy dulce de leche, topped with dark chocolate, and sprinkled with sea salt.

Quite possibly the best brownies I have had. No kidding. Especially when they are still a bit warm.

Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies Recipe l

The dulce de leche makes the brownies a bit gooey and dark chocolate topping just adds to the richness.

Usually I can resist whatever baked good I’m making because I’m actually not a huge fan of sweets (unless it’s a sweet roll/bread!), but these brownies tested my self-discipline!

The sweet and salty combination just proved too hard to resist!

Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies Recipe l

On a side note, if you can’t find dulce de leche in the store, Dorothy, from Crazy for Crust, has a great tutorial on how to make it in your slow cooker using sweetened condensed milk.

It’s super easy, but when I wanted to make these brownies, I was too impatient to make my own so I bought a can.

Either way, the caramel-ly goodness makes these brownies irresistible!

Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies Recipe l

Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies

Yield: 24 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


For the Brownies (or your favorite 9x13 inch mix)

  • 2/3 C butter
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 C unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 can dulce de leche

For the Topping

  • 8 oz dark baking chocolate
  • coarse sea salt


Preheat oven to 350. If you want thick brownies, lightly spray a 9x9 or 9x11 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. For thinner brownies, use a 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar and cook until sugar starts to dissolve. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in cocoa powder until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

Pour half of batter into prepared baking dish. Spoon half of the dulce de leche over the top and swirl through batter with a knife. Pour remaining half of the batter over the top. Spoon remaining dulce de leche over the top. Swirl through batter with a knife.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Once cooled, melt chocolate according to package instructions. Spread over the top of brownies. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Once chocolate has hardened slightly, cut into pieces and allow to harden completely before serving.

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Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies Recipe l

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Tuesday 28th of October 2014

Your photos are stunning!! LOVE these brownies so darn much.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Saturday 25th of October 2014

heeeeavenly! I always love the sweet and salty combo and these brownies are screeeaming that tastiness!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

There is nothing more I want in life right now than one of these brownies warmed up with a glass of cold milk on the side. OK, two brownies.

Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Looks absolutely delicious! I reckon I could eat a whole plateful of them in one go easily!

sarah k @ the pajama chef

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

oh yum! these look amazing!

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