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Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies

Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies. Calling these babies Fudge Brownies would be an understatement. My chocolate chunk homemade brownies layered in salted caramel and eggnog fudge, are the ultimate brownie experience!

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I’ve always had a thing for homemade brownies. Moist fudge brownies with big chocolate chunks scattered throughout…

That just makes my heart smile.

And then of course, this time of year, I also have a thing for fudge.

Fudge is one of those treats that seems to stir up holiday spirit. I’m happy to share any treat offering that kind of inspiration.

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So today I bring you the best of both!

Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies. Dark chocolatey homemade brownies topped with, not one, but TWO decedent fudgy layers.

The first layer is a creamy Eggnog Fudge, kissed with bourbon and speckled with nutmeg.

The second fudge is rich salted caramel, buttery and smooth.

All three layers blend together for a decedent fudge brownie extravaganza.

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And the best part about this Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies recipe is that the fudge layers are so easy to make. Just pop them in the microwave and stir. No double boiler. No candy thermometer.

I love how each triple layer brownie looks sitting on these festive Toy’s Delight Christmas Dishes. Villeroy & Boch has such fun holiday collections that work well with other bake-and serve pieces like their Cooking Elements line!

Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies

Yield: 120 pieces

Prep Time: 30 minutes (active time)

Cook Time: 30 minutes


For the Homemade Brownies:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

For the Eggnog Fudge:

  • 2 3/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Salted Caramel Fudge:

  • 2 3/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces can dulce de leche (thick Mexican caramel)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk
  • Course sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar until well combined. Then add the cocoa powder, flour, eggs, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix in. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before moving on. (You could put the brownies in the fridge/freezer to speed up the process.)
  2. For the Eggnog Fudge Layer: Place all the ingredients for the eggnog fudge in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until everything is melted together and the mixture comes to a boil. Stir well, then pour the mixture over the brownies and smooth. Gently tap the pan on the counter to remove large air bubbles. Then place in the freezer for 20 minutes to bring the fudge temperature down, before adding the next layer.
  3. For the Salted Caramel Fudge Layer: Place the white chocolate chips, dulce de leche, and butter in the microwave. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until everything is melted together and the mixture comes to a boil. The caramel mixture will appear thicker than the previous mixture. Add 1-3 Tb. of milk and stir well until the mixture is smooth and pourable. Pour over the Eggnog Fudge and gently tap the pan on the counter to remove large air bubbles. Place the pan in the fridge for 2-3 hours until the fudge is really firm. Sprinkle the top with course sea salt.
  4. To serve: Cut the brownies into 30 large brownie-sized squares, or 120 small fudge-sized squares. Clean the knife with a wet paper towel in between cuts to insure the sides look nice.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Villeroy & Boch. All opinions are my own.


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99 Responses to “Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies”

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted December 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Wow! These look amazing Sommer! I like that the fudge layers are simple to make.


  2. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted December 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    You’ve outdone yourself with these. Whoa! I don’t know if I can handle all that goodness! Pinning to my brownies board for sure!


  3. Marian (Sweetopia)posted December 13, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Loved your video, Sommer! Nice to see you baking in your kitchen!
    Love the Villeroy & Boch dishes too! Great giveaway!


  4. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted December 13, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Love the music in your video – great job!


  5. Laura @ All Spice and Yumposted December 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

    What a way to start my day! Those look amazing!


  6. Kathyposted December 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Beautiful holiday dishes!


  7. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted December 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Oh my goodness, Sommer. These are fabulous…what a festive and tasty treat!!


  8. Tieghanposted December 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Such a great holiday dessert and gift! I love how Christmassy this post is and the music in your video is so cute! Loved actually getting to see you too! :)


  9. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.composted December 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    WOW- These brownies…I am speechless..they are fabulous! Such a beautiful and decadent dessert! Thanks so much for sharing


  10. Mariaposted December 13, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Amazing dessert!


  11. marlaposted December 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

    So festive & perfect for the holidays!!


  12. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventuresposted December 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Great! Each layer sounds wonderful; I’m sure combined they’re even better!


  13. LIbby P.posted December 13, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I think I just found what I will be bringing to our family Christmas party tomorrow!! However, do you think the eggnog layer would be bland without the bourbon? I plan on leaving that ingredient out. Whatcha think?


  14. Angieposted December 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    What a great holiday dessert! Looks so pretty!


  15. Layla @ Brunch Time Bakerposted December 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Oh my Sommer these brownies look so tempting! this is a perfect holiday treat!


  16. Marieposted December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am

    What?!! These look insanely delicious!


  17. Edieposted December 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Making these extravagant brownies to have on Christmas Day. So pretty!


  18. Katieposted December 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is mom’s turkey, stuffing, & mashed potatoes!


  19. Anna Cposted December 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love to make and eat a nice breakfast casserole!


  20. Sarahposted December 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love eating my grandma’s stollen on Christmas morning.


  21. Trishaposted December 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    desserts… I try and watch the rest of the year, but holiday desserts are the best!


  22. Angie Davisposted December 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is Sweet Potato Pie Yum!!


  23. coriposted December 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Chinese Food!


  24. Sean Cposted December 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Favorite thing to eat would have to be pumpkin pie!


  25. Alinaposted December 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    My mom’s turkey!


  26. Tammy Northrupposted December 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    We have a dip that we make for holidays and I love it!


  27. Jodee Weilandposted December 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    This recipe looks wonderful…so rich and full of flavor! I love the use of three different layers, especially the holiday eggnog layer, My family would love this recipe, so I’ll be trying it soon! Thanks!


  28. Annaposted December 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I love to eat white chocolate dipped pretzels on Christmas. It was something my grandmother always had at her house.


  29. Courtney @ Neighborfoodposted December 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    This is too much!! And I love you for it. :) Talk about the best of ALL the worlds!


  30. Julianne @ Beyond FRostingposted December 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! Eggnog fudge and brownies!! This is insane!!!


  31. Betsy R.posted December 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is my grandma’s molasses cookies.


  32. Casey @ Salted Platesposted December 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I like to eat scrambled eggs for breakfast every year followed by lots of cookies!


  33. Amberposted December 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Ham and pineapple stuffing.


  34. Sarahposted December 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    These brownies look delicious! I like to serve wild rice soup on Christmas!


  35. ashleyposted December 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    buckeyes or hoho cake


  36. Liz Lposted December 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Tomato Soup and sausage balls!


  37. Nikkiposted December 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    mashed potatoes!


  38. Leslieposted December 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    These look perfect. I like the way fudge sets up. I know I’m weird! These look delish & I might have to make some for the family. I found your recipe on Pinterest & I’m following a couple of your boards, also on Facebook.


  39. Mason Canyonposted December 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    On Christmas Day I enjoy eating chicken and dressing.

    BTW, love the video

    Thoughts in Progress


  40. Shellyposted December 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I have to admit I always look forward to eating the delicious desserts!


  41. Linda Montesposted December 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I love all the desserts made with love by loving hands.


  42. mysweetiepiepieposted December 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Christmas is all about the cookies :+)


  43. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted December 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Those layers are just perfect!


  44. Melissaposted December 14, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I must make these!! I love eating any type of dessert!


  45. Annetteposted December 14, 2013 at 1:17 am

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is cornbread stuffing.


  46. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted December 14, 2013 at 5:45 am

    These look amazing!


  47. Denise Fedorposted December 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I love to eat fresh Kielbasa at Christmas!


  48. Heather Christoposted December 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

    um, those layers are sheer perfection!


  49. Lirenposted December 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    This is nothing short of brilliant! My oh my!


  50. shirleyposted December 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Turkey & dressing.


  51. marsha haysmanposted December 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    i just love the christmas desserts.


  52. Barbposted December 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

    My favorite thing to eat on christmas day is homemade cinnamon rolls


  53. shari wickposted December 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I love the turkey dinner with all the fixings.. and egg nog and pecan pie too!!


  54. Lisaposted December 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I don’t eat a lot of red meat throughout the year but on Christmas Day we head to my in-laws for dinner and have the most delicious prime rib with horseradish sauce. Such a treat!


  55. Megan Kposted December 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is my mother’s cinnamon rolls in the morning! :)


  56. Stacyposted December 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I love eating warm freshly made cookies with milk! Also, what do you use to substitute bourbon?? Thanks Sommer!


  57. D SCHMIDTposted December 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    My favorite thing is Christmas pudding


  58. Karen Ostromposted December 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I think I’m in love with your site and my favorite thing is marshmallow fudge and watching my family open christmas presents


  59. Carol L.posted December 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is rouladen :)


  60. Chrisposted December 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Our family favorite is turkey. It’s not just a Thanskgiving dish; we serve turkey on “very special” occasions throughout the year.


  61. Graceposted December 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I am in love with the tasty fruit cake my sister makes!


  62. Jody Le Blancposted December 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is Breakfast Quiche! ;)


  63. cheryl mansfieldposted December 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    egg nog and pumpkin pie with whip cream YUM!!!


  64. Julie @ Table for Twoposted December 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    wow, this looks great, Sommer! I love the best of both worlds in desserts :)


  65. Marsha Lynneposted December 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    favorite food at Christmas….whipped cream with pecans, marshmallows, crushed pineapple and cherries


  66. patricia bengelaposted December 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Would like to know the carbs & sugar content?


  67. NANASCARIAVposted December 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    my favorite thing to eat on christmas day is honey cured ham and potato soup.


  68. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted December 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    my aunt rie’s famous Christmas candy!


  69. Sarah Gposted December 16, 2013 at 7:55 am

    My Christmas Day menu changes from year to year, but we always have a breakfast casserole to start the day!


  70. shari w.posted December 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I love all the items on our Christmas buffet brunch… casseroles, fruits, pastries, and of course the ham and trimmings…………


  71. ashley-bakerbynatureposted December 16, 2013 at 10:22 am

    This fudge looks incredible, Sommer!!!


  72. Anita Carol Gambrellposted December 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I love eating homemade fruit salad that my mother makes , it is my favorite!


  73. Natalie Sposted December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I love pulled pork on Christmas!


  74. Ashley Outlandposted December 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Monkey Bread for breakfast! :)


  75. Carolynposted December 17, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Wow, Sommer, what a decadent combination!


  76. Carmenposted December 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Prime rib


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  79. Karenposted December 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Homemade scrapple for breakfast.


  80. Maryposted December 18, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I love the recipes with Eggnog-brownies, pie, french toast-yummy


  81. BrYanposted December 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I love homemade tamales on Christmas. We (family & friends) make them in quantity a few days ahead. We form a production line and sing and share stories of what went on throughout the year. On Christmas (or Christmas Eve) as we get hungry, tamales are just streamed for a few minutes (or nuked) and are ready to eat. Believe it out not, tamales make great giveaways too. Just about anything can be used for filling a tamale. From traditional pork and spices to vegan and even fruit! Merry Christmas!


  82. Susan H.posted December 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    My fav thing to eat on Christmas Day is red velvet cake. Thanks.


  83. Betty Nposted December 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    pecan pie


  84. Seanposted December 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Love my family’s Russian Tea.


  85. Mary Annposted December 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is Polish soul food such as pieroges and kielbasa and sauerkraut.


  86. Julieposted December 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is my mom’s eggs benedict followed up with lots of cookies!


  87. Colleenposted December 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    My favorite thing to eat is scrapple and cheesie eggs on toasted rye @ breakfast. I cook up a buffet and family and friends come over and we eat till our bellies are full and then exchange gifts.. its wonderful way to begin the day!


  88. Janet M.posted December 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Brunch of eggs, bacon, waffles, and fried potatoes.


  89. Rustposted December 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    turkey and lots of veggie dishes


  90. Nana Scrivposted December 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I made the salted caramel Eggnog fudge brownies today. the taste wonderful but they just do not look as perfect as the photos you posted. what is my problem! I think I’ll make the enchiladas for Christmas .


    • Sommer — December 19th, 2013 @ 6:59 am

      Hi! You just have to be really careful when cutting and clean the knife in between cuts, so they come out pretty. :)


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  92. Lizzposted December 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Breakfast casserole made with leftover baked ham from Christmas Eve!


  93. Mariaelenaposted December 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I love eating pie on Christmas! Specially apple pie!


  94. Best Restaurants in Yorkshireposted November 29, 2014 at 4:10 am

    This Caramel Brownies Looking Perfect and So much Delicious.


  95. Amy @ Fearless Homemakerposted December 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Hi Sommer! I’m debating making these this weekend + I have a couple questions. 1) Do you think it’s too risky to attempt halving the recipe + doing it in a 9×9 instead? I lent out my last 9×13 yesterday, UGH! 2) What would you recommend subbing for the bourbon? Vanilla extract? Rum extract? Thanks! Amy


  96. Tinaposted December 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Can you freeze this?


  97. Tracyposted December 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Can I use Almond Bark instead of white choc chips and how far ahead do you think I can make these for Thursday?


  98. Alyssaposted November 15, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Would there be a way to make these without the bourbon?


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