Hazelnut Caramel Brownies
These caramel-filled brownies topped with hazelnuts create the perfect desert for any meal!
1½ cups flour, all-purpose
¾ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1⅓ cups sugar
¾ cup butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (14 ounces) caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk
½ cup hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed, chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
¼ cup hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
- Blend sugar and melted butter or margarine in medium bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; stir until blended. Add cocoa mixture, ½ cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Spread half brownie batter (1½ cups) into greased, foil-lined 8-inch baking pan.
- Microwave caramels and milk on high in microwave-safe bowl for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until caramel is melted and smooth. Immediately stir in ½ cup hazelnuts. Spoon caramel mixture evenly over top of batter. Spread remaining batter over caramel.
- Bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let chips soften 5 minutes. Spread melted chips over top of brownie. Sprinkle with ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts. Cool before cutting.