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Peanut Butter Brownie Caramelitas

A caramel sauce and peanut butter morsels are nestled between layers of brownie in this decadent dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter brownie caramelitas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 533 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke



  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) butter, melted, then cooled
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup (79g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter morsels

Caramel Sauce



  1. Melt butter in microwave and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.

  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the vanilla. Add the eggs and vanilla into the dry ingredients and gently stir.

  4. Pour the melted butter into the brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated.

  5. Spread 1/2 of the brownie batter (about 2 cups) into a prepared 9-inch square pan and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F.

Caramel Sauce

  1. Place caramel bits in a medium saucepan and turn heat to medium-low. Add in milk and stir until all caramel bits are melted (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and add in vanilla, stirring until fully incorporated.

Assembling the Brownies

  1. When time is up, remove brownies from oven and cover with 1 cup of peanut butter morsels.

  2. Pour caramel sauce over peanut butter morsels.

  3. Cover caramel sauce with remaining two cups of brownie batter.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until edges start to get a little dark.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, at least 4 hours.