One of my favorite weekend treats are brownies. My husband is a huge brownie fan and they are incredibly easy to make. So when I went to the cupboard to get the cocoa I saw that the bag of caramel bits that I had recently purchased and decided to jazz up the brownies a little. I thought about putting caramel in the middle of the brownies, but decided against it because I didn’t want a huge pan of brownies that my husband and I would eat ourselves.
Caramel Swirl Brownies (adapted from Hershey’s)
½ c. butter, melted
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg white
½ c. flour
1/3 c. Hershey’s cocoa powder
½ t. baking powder
½ c. Kraft Caramel Bits
2-3 T. skim milk
1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl mix the butter, sugar, and vanilla until well mixed. Whisk in the egg and egg white.
3. In a small bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Stir until well mixed.
5. Spread the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the caramel mixture onto the brownies in straight lines across. Take a knife and run it top to bottom through the caramel making a pretty design on top of the brownies.