Did you know that Tuesday April 5th is National Caramel Day? Since it’s a celebration, I have partnered with Werther’s Original to make a delicious treat! Werther’s will be distributing 1 million pieces of their rich, creamy caramel candies! Anyone who is near Times Square in the New York City area will be able to see a giant candy bowl filled with Werther’s candies. That’s right, a giant 6 foot diameter bowl! Imagine that!! A candy lover’s dream!! To enjoy their fabulous treats, Werther’s is encouraging you to BYOB (“bring your own candy bowl”). Starting at 7AM you will be able to fill up on all these delicious treats from Werther’s Original. Since Werther’s encourages sharing, they will be handing out two bags of caramel per person, one for you and one for your friend! They have many flavors to choose from, including Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies, Chewy Caramels (the ones used for the recipe below), Creamy Filled and Soft Caramels. So for all you caramel lovers in New York City, go and take advantage of this sweet event! Even if you aren’t in the New York City area you can get on board with Werther’s and National Caramel Day. So for a chance to win exclusive giveaways, guess the number of candies in the giant bowl in Times Square and then share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareYourWerthers
The Werther’s Original Soft Caramels which is their softest and newest addition to the line are not only soft, but very creamy and will melt in your mouth! They will put you in “caramel heaven”!
All of Werther’s Original can be found nationwide in grocery stores and retailers. You can buy them in different varieties from soft and filled caramels to hard candy and caramel popcorn. There is even a sugar-free variety! So whatever your preference, go get some caramels today!
Werther’s is definitely not new to the candy market as they have been around since 1909. It all started in the small German village of Werther. This is where candy maker Gustav Nebel introduced his delectable, iconic caramel recipe! In honor of his village, Gusav Nebel created a gem that he wrapped in gold and named Werther’s Original. Only the finest ingredients were used including real butter, fresh cream, white and brown sugars, a pinch of salt and a lot of time and love! This smooth, creamy caramel treasure became a family tradition handed down from generation to generation.
So can you imagine the creaminess and deliciousness of the oooey, gooey caramel and heavenly chocolate melted into a brownie, and then drizzled with melted caramel on the top! Doesn’t that sound yummy? So not only will you be getting a chocolate brownie, it will have scrumptious and buttery caramel with a hint of saltiness too! And ohh how delicious they are!! OMG!! Melt in your mouth delicious!! My whole family absolutely loved them and yours will too! Let me tell you, they are quite addictive!
My Salted Caramel Brownies are really easy to make that even people who don’t normally bake, such as myself, will be able to do it. Most recipes that call for melted chocolate use a double boiler, but not this one!! You get to melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave! How easy is that? If you are stuck on time, you can even use store bought brownie mix, but to get the full delectable chocolaty flavor, I recommend making them from scratch like I did. These brownies are so super simple that you will be glad that you did.
When you microwave the chocolate and butter, and also the caramels and water for the glaze, I recommend you do 5-10 second intervals at the most because you don’t want a splattering mess. The amount of time that it takes to melt everything, will depend upon the wattage of your microwave.
So to see how I made these delicious Salted Caramel Brownies, keep on reading!
This is the melted chocolate and butter! So rich and chocolaty! Just the beginning…
This is the batter with the caramel pieces mixed in. Yummy!!
This is the unbaked product ready to go into the oven! Looks scrumptious doesn’t it?
Fully baked but not cut yet.
And finally the finished product!
- 2 pkgs (5 oz. each) Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped, divided
- 4 oz. good-quality unsweetened chocolate
- 1 1/2 sticks (6 oz.) unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt plus 1/4 tsp. to sprinkle over batter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 13–inch baking pan with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil. (I used the nonstick foil) From one package, cut the caramels in thirds and reserve the remaining package. That will be used for the glaze.
- Microwave chocolate and butter in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl on HIGH using 5-10 second intervals until melted, stirring after 30 seconds.
- Stir in the sugar, add the eggs and vanilla and then stir until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the flour and 1/2 tsp. salt until combined.
- Fold in the cut caramel pieces.
- Pour the batter into the pan and spread with a knife to level it. Bake for 25 minutes or until brownies are set and just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
- When finished, let the brownies cool for at least a half hour. When they are mostly cooled, microwave the remaining package of caramels with 1 tablespoon of water, using the same technique as when you microwaved the chocolate and butter. You will have to work fast with this step because as the caramel starts to cool, it will re-harden. Drizzle over tops of brownies and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Cool completely then cut to serve.
- Note: Use a sharp scissor or knife to cut the caramels. Substitute brownie mix for scratch brownies to save time.
Disclosure: I have partnered with Werther’s, received product samples and have been compensated for my post. All opinions are completely my own.