Wednesday, March 14, 2012

King Arthur Flour Brownies

How do you like brownies? Thin and a little hard (well-cooked)? Thick and chewy? Edges? Middles? I've long been resigned to the fact that, for my tastes, the best brownies come from mixes. Seriously. How yummy are the brownies that have that flaky crisp top, chewy and moist in the middle? I feel I've given homemade brownies a fair shake- I try new recipes every now and then, but haven't found anything outstanding (and brownies must be thick and made in a 9"x13" pan! None of this 8" square business).
I found this recipe on Pinterest, but it's adapted from the King Arthur Flour recipe. It's easy and quick- melt butter in a saucepan, add sugar and cook for a couple minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl, beat in eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Add flour and chocolate chips (and I sprinkled chopped caramels on top) and bake!
The cooking time says 30 minutes, but mine only took 20.

These brownies are delicious- moist and VERY fudgey. Not really chewy like I like, but still delicious. The search is still on....

  • Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies
  • adapted from King Arthur Flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramels, chopped


1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" x 13" pan
2) In a small saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Cook for a couple more minutes (do not boil). Set aside to cool.
3) In the bowl of a stand mixer, add 4 eggs and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla till smooth.
4) Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until smooth.
5) Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth.
6) Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Sprinkle chopped caramels over the top.
7) Bake the brownies for about 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting. Makes 24 brownies.


  1. Those look awesome. I need to try these with caramel. I've made the base KA recipe countless times. It's a really good recipe! I'll have to add caramel next time.

  2. Love a rich brownie! With the cocoa, chocolate chips and caramel these must be great!

  3. Fudgy brownies are my downfall! These are delectable!

  4. You are so right. I love homemade brownies, but there's something about box mixes that I just can't resist. And they're hard to screw up! Even over- or under-baked, a boxed mix is still pretty darn terrific. Good luck in your question for a satisfactory brownie!