Caramel Kissed Brownies {guest post}

Today is the last guest post I have lined up. Maternity leave is officially over. Ha! As if it ever began.  I have some really fun and exciting things lined up for next week that I am super excited about so make sure to come on back. Today I have Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking posting and she has me craving brownies like crazy. These look insane and I just want to dive in. I can’t stop staring at that dripping caramel. Thanks for helping me out this week, Roxana! 


Hello Rachel Cooks fans! I’m Roxana, self-taught baker, wanna-be photographer and the writer behind Roxana’s Home Baking. I’m happy to be here, on Rachel’s blog while she’s taking a day off to breathe. I truly admire her and all moms, especially those with more than 1 kid. I have a 3-year-old daughter and she keeps me running all day. That’s when brownies come into picture. This mama needs chocolate to survive.

Rich fudgy brownies filled with caramel kisses. Out of this world good. Recipe from

Those of you not familiar with my blog, its main focus is baking everything from scratch. Baking not only brings me joy but completes me as well. Most of the recipes found on my blog rely on simple techniques everyone can master with a little bit of patience.

Like these brownies, for example. They are so easy to put together. The hardest part is unwrapping a whole bag of caramel kisses. I hate unwrapping candy. Wish there was an easier way.

I’ve made these brownies about two weeks ago and hardly had enough patience to leave them cool completely. At one point I was thinking of taking a fork and eat straight from the pan. I’m not ashamed to admit I have a weakness addiction to chocolate. I make sure I eat some every day, may it be in the form of a bar, candy, cookies or fudgy brownies.

Rich fudgy brownies filled with caramel kisses. Out of this world good. Recipe from

These caramel kissed brownies are everything you want in a brownie. They are rich, fudgy, ooey -gooey center with a thin crust on top and of course the best part, the chewy edges! Those never make it till shooting time. In fact, the edges never last more than a couple of hours. They are the first to go, sometimes I eat them before telling hubby I made brownies.

Rich fudgy brownies filled with caramel kisses. Out of this world good. Recipe from


Caramel Kissed Brownies

These Caramel Kissed Brownies are ooey and gooey and so simple to make. You’ll be mesmerized by the dripping caramel.

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  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (60 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag Hershey’s caramel kisses, unwrapped
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the 2 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  5. Slowly add the cocoa powder, salt and flour and stir until just combined.
  6. Reserve 3/4 cup. Spread the remaining batter in the prepared pan.
  7. Add the caramel kisses and arrange them on top of the brownie batter.
  8. Mix the reserved 3/4 cup brownie batter with the remaining egg. Pour it over the caramel kisses.
  9. Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for about 33 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting them into bars.

recipe by Roxana’s Home Baking

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.


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  2. Made these tonight for my husband and was super excited because they looked and smelled so good… They tasted awful. :( So sad.

  3. Just made these gorgeous brownies and I haven’t a clue as to what went wrong. They totally flopped and ended up in the garbage.

  4. I just made these, and I don’t really consider myself much of baker but I must say, they turned out and incredible! My man and I were moaning with happiness over how good they were, everything was perfect, the texture, the flavour mmmm! I even ended up cooking them in a loaf tin as I don’t own a square tin, and I didn’t realise I needed three eggs so I just mixed a little milk to be able to pour the last bit over and I got a great chewy top. I’m feeling very proud of myself, thanks for enabling me to feel like a baker!

  5. Which unsweetened cocoa brands do you mainly recommend?

  6. I made these this morning and just tasted one, and oh my goodness, they are amazing!! I was concerned after reading a couple of the comments from people saying they didn’t work out, but mine came out looking just like the pictures and taste sooooo good! They are really rich though, so have a glass of milk on standby when you try these! :) I may never make normal brownies again, unless I need to make them non-dairy. Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Hi – can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe! How do you cut them so perfectly???

  8. thank’s a lot, i live in New Calédonia i completly crazy about chocolat….and caramel….i love so much your recipe….Fabienne

  9. Hi,

    these caramel brownies sound amazing! I was wondering if you could help me out with two things though…

    1. Is the butter to be salted or unsalted?
    2. If we want chocolate oozing out of the yummy cake goodness, and not caramel, what substitute would you suggest?

    Thanks so much!


    • Hi Vee-
      I didn’t personally create this recipe, but I always use unsalted butter for all my recipes. If you want chocolate, I’d suggest just going with chocolate Hershey’s Kisses. Good luck!

  10. I made these about an hour ago and I…I don’t know what went wrong. I followed the directions, I did everything right. The brownies came out very dry, almost fudge-like, they had a funky taste to them aswell, almost like something was missing. The chocolate from the kisses had melted and there was caramel everywhere but not in an oozy-delicious sort of way.

  11. I made these brownies yesterday and was so disappointed. They caramel did not ooze, and I used a whole bag of Hershey kisses. The brownies were exceptionally dry and I had to throw them out. I am a seasoned baker and I don’t really understand what happened. It was quite a let down. Ant thoughts on this?

    • Hi Leslie,

      I don’t know about in the States, but here in Canada bags of Hershey Kisses come in different sizes. Perhaps Roxana used more kisses? In any case, it would be helpful if the size or weight of the bag was included in the recipe… the brownies look AMAZING!

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  13. Hi,
    I do not have excess to the caramel kisses. They aren’t available here…. Sad I know… please suggest what could i substitute to get the similar or close to this caramel affect

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  15. I love your recipies.

  16. Trader Joes market makes a dark chocolate filled caramel, they come in a tin and are wedge shaped. If you like dark chocolate as I do, I bet you can substitute them for the Hershey’s….just a thought….

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  19. hi, I’m Italian and I found this recipe on Pinterest .. I really like and I will try to do it again at home but I would like to understand why “3/4 cup” is either 90 g or 60 g ….. depends ingredient ? how I can adjust, even for other recipes since in Italy the “cup” do not exist?
    thank you very much if you answer me
    Simona (from Genoa)

    • Hi Simona,
      I live in the Netherlands and have the same issue, but it’s easy to find out if you google it (eg. type ‘how many grams in 1 cup of sugar’, and you’ll get all the answers you need.)
      Here’s also a link that can help :

      • Hi Julie and thanks for the reply
        I’ve also searched on google but each site has different measures that correspond to a “cup”. The site that you have recommended to me is fabulous! thanks again

  20. Wow, these brownies are gorgeous, that dripping caramel is perfect.

  21. I made these brownies yesterday for a family gathering. I was really excited by the carmel oozing in the pictures above. Then I was a little let down. They were very yummy and had a great chocolate flavor but I felt that the carmel was lacking. I used an entire bag of kisses (minus the 2 maybe 3 that ended up in my mouth). I did not serve these warm because I made them ahead of time and took them with me. Is that the key to having the carmel ooze out of the brownie? Everyone enjoyed them but no one really thought that there was very much carmel.

  22. Oh my goodness, caramel kissed brownies look delicious, there goes my diet.

  23. Oh my, those pictures are gorgeous. Makes me want to stuff my face with caramel and chocolate immediately. These sound wonderful!

  24. OMGoodness!!!
    Chocolate plus caramel?! A match made in heaven!
    Lucky me, I just happen to have everything I need in my pantry, THANK YOU!!

  25. The caramel drips are mesmerizing! Me like :)

  26. I just so happen to have all of the ingredients for these. OMG the caramel!

  27. Roxanna – amazing job! ! I made fudgy caramel brownies about a week ago but these with the Hershey’s Kisses and caramel everywhere are sooo stunning!

  28. My entire face just fell off. Nicely done, Roxanna!

  29. I love Roxana’s baking but honestly, who could resist putting these on top of the list? holy cow.

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