These dulce de leche brownies are made with cocoa powder as well as dark chocolate to create a fudgy dark chocolate brownie with an outrageously lovely swirl of caramel sauce. Because brownies simply weren’t indulgent enough without the dulce de leche. Here’s how to make them.
Dulce de Leche Brownies
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 2 H, 45 M
- Makes 16 squares
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What You Need To Know About Making Dulce de Leche
- It couldn’t be easier to make your own homemade dulce de leche. Simply take off the labels from two 12-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk. Place the cans in a large pot and add enough water to submerge them. Bring to a boil over high heat then lower the heat to a rapid simmer and cook for about 4 hours. Make sure the cans are always covered by at least 1 inch of water, adding more as needed; otherwise, you might have a dulce de leche explosion on your hands (not as fun as it sounds, we promise). Remove the cans from the water, let them cool, and voilà, you’ve got DIY dulce de leche!
Recipe Testers Reviews
These brownies are delicious, although they're very sweet and very rich.
I used a whole 13.4-ounce can of Nestle's La Lechera Dulce de Leche. At first I thought it was too much, but the amount turned out to be correct. I used Ghiradelli 60% bittersweet chocolate and Scharffen Berger cocoa. I used an 8-inch Pyrex cake pan and baked the brownies for a total of 40 minutes. They were still very soft in the middle, but I was able to cut them once they cooled. They were very gooey. I think the best thing to do would be to cool them completely, put them in the fridge until cold, and then cut them.
I was able to get 16 squares, but I might cut them smaller next time since they're so rich. You could serve the squares with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a brownie caramel sundae.
These dulce de leche brownies are really good. The dulce de leche sank during baking and created little pockets of caramel underneath the marbled surface.
This is also an easy recipe to put together although the dulce de leche takes time to make. It took the brownies about 35 minutes to bake.
I would be happy to make this dulce de leche brownies recipe again.
I used a store-bought can of caramel sauce. After 20 minutes in the oven, the brownies appeared done when the caramel looked gooey and the brownie looked dry and was starting to blacken slightly, so I decided this was enough cooking. I should have covered the brownies with foil and baked them longer, as they were underdone. I cut the finished brownies into 12 largish pieces rather than the 16 suggested, as my tin was rectangular rather than square.