Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies
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Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies – Chocolate chunk homemade fudge brownies layered with salted caramel and eggnog fudge. Calling these babies Chocolate Brownies would be quite the understatement…this is the ULTIMATE caramel fudge brownie experience!
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. And I’m more than happy to share any treat offering that kind of inspiration.
The Ultimate Holiday Treat: Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies
So today I bring you the best of both!
Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies. These dark chocolatey homemade brownies are topped with, not one, but TWO decadent 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 decadent fudge brownie extravaganza.
What You Need to Make Brownies with Salted Caramel and Eggnog
These wonderful ingredients for making Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies simply scream HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Here’s all you need…
For the Homemade Fudgy Brownies:
- Melted unsalted butter
- Cocoa powder
- All purpose Gold Medal flour
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Semisweet chocolate chips
For the Eggnog Fudge:
- White chocolate chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Unsalted butter
- Bourbon – can substitute vanilla extract for a non-alcoholic option
- Ground nutmeg
For the Salted Caramel:
- White chocolate
- Dulce de leche – thick Mexican caramel
- Unsalted butter
- Course sea salt
Get the Full Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies Recipe Below!
How to Make Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies
Aside from the incredibly decadent flavors, 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.
Here, I break down steps for each of the gooey, sweet, salty, fudy layers.
Make the Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Layer
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 9×13-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.
2. 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 to the eggnog fudge and salted caramel layers.
TIP: You could put the brownies in the fridge/freezer to speed up the cooling process.
And YES you can make this brownie layer a day or so ahead of preparing the salted caramel and eggnog fudge layers!
Make the Eggnog Fudge Layer
1. 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 just comes to a boil. Stir well, then pour the mixture over the brownies and smooth.
2. Gently tap the pan on the counter to remove large air bubbles. Then place in the freezer for 20 minutes to bring the eggnog fudge temperature down, before lastly adding the salted caramel layer. Be sure you do not leave the fudgy brownies in the freezer for much longer than suggested, or they will become too hard!
Make the Salted Caramel Layer
1. First, have the eggnog fudge-topped brownies ready to work with on the counter. Then, 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 just comes to a boil. The caramel mixture will appear thicker than the previous mixture.
2. Add 1-3 tablespoons of milk just a bit at a time, 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. Lastly, sprinkle the top with coarse sea salt.
To serve these ultimate Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies, 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 ensure the sides look nice.
These decadent chocolate brownies with salted caramel and eggnog fudge are terrific for making in advance of holiday festivities, and store well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Although, I doubt they will last that long around your house.
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!
Looking for More Decadent Holiday Treats?
- The Best Lemon Bars Recipe
- Gooey Caramel Brownies
- Fudge Filled Oatmeal Cookie Bars
- French Silk Chocolate Brownies
- S’more Brownies
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies
For the Homemade Brownies:
- 1 cup unsalted butter melted
- 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 ounces 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 dulce de leche thick Mexican caramel
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1-3 tablespoons milk
- coarse sea salt
- 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.)
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.
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 tablespoons 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 coarse sea salt.
- 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 ensure the sides look nice.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Villeroy & Boch. All opinions are my own.
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These are delicious, but I found them impossible to cut neatly, despite using a sharp knife and cleaning it thoroughly in between strokes. The caramel is super gooey and goes everywhere. In addition, the fudge layers are extremely thick, so I found it difficult to get enough leverage to make a clean cut (even with a sharp knife) while they were still in the pan. If I were to make these again, I would: (1) first line the pan with parchment paper so that I could pull the brownies out of the pan before trying to cut them, (2) put the brownies in the freezer for an hour or two before cutting to allow the caramel to harden more, and (3) fully separate the cut squares from each other before allowing the brownies to return to room temperature (if the pieces are touching when the brownies reach room temp, then the caramel on each brownie melds the pieces back together, erasing your cut lines).
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This Caramel Brownies Looking Perfect and So much Delicious.
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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 .
Hi! You just have to be really careful when cutting and clean the knife in between cuts, so they come out pretty. :)
Brunch of eggs, bacon, waffles, and fried potatoes.
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!
My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is my mom’s eggs benedict followed up with lots of cookies!
My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is Polish soul food such as pieroges and kielbasa and sauerkraut.
Love my family’s Russian Tea.
I love the recipes with Eggnog-brownies, pie, french toast-yummy
I love eating homemade fruit salad that my mother makes , it is my favorite!
This fudge looks incredible, Sommer!!!
I love all the items on our Christmas buffet brunch… casseroles, fruits, pastries, and of course the ham and trimmings…………
My Christmas Day menu changes from year to year, but we always have a breakfast casserole to start the day!
my aunt rie’s famous Christmas candy!
my favorite thing to eat on christmas day is honey cured ham and potato soup.
Would like to know the carbs & sugar content?
favorite food at Christmas….whipped cream with pecans, marshmallows, crushed pineapple and cherries
wow, this looks great, Sommer! I love the best of both worlds in desserts :)
egg nog and pumpkin pie with whip cream YUM!!!
My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is Breakfast Quiche! ;)
I am in love with the tasty fruit cake my sister makes!
Our family favorite is turkey. It’s not just a Thanskgiving dish; we serve turkey on “very special” occasions throughout the year.
My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is rouladen :)
I think I’m in love with your site and my favorite thing is marshmallow fudge and watching my family open christmas presents
My favorite thing is Christmas pudding
I love eating warm freshly made cookies with milk! Also, what do you use to substitute bourbon?? Thanks Sommer!
My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is my mother’s cinnamon rolls in the morning! :)
These look amazing!
I must make these!! I love eating any type of dessert!
Those layers are just perfect!
Christmas is all about the cookies :+)
I love all the desserts made with love by loving hands.
I have to admit I always look forward to eating the delicious desserts!
On Christmas Day I enjoy eating chicken and dressing.
BTW, love the video
Thoughts in Progress
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.
Tomato Soup and sausage balls!
buckeyes or hoho cake
These brownies look delicious! I like to serve wild rice soup on Christmas!
Ham and pineapple stuffing.
I like to eat scrambled eggs for breakfast every year followed by lots of cookies!
My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is my grandma’s molasses cookies.
Oh my gosh!!! Eggnog fudge and brownies!! This is insane!!!
This is too much!! And I love you for it. :) Talk about the best of ALL the worlds!
I love to eat white chocolate dipped pretzels on Christmas. It was something my grandmother always had at her house.
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!
We have a dip that we make for holidays and I love it!
Making these extravagant brownies to have on Christmas Day. So pretty!
What?!! These look insanely delicious!
Oh my Sommer these brownies look so tempting! this is a perfect holiday treat!
What a great holiday dessert! Looks so pretty!
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?
Great! Each layer sounds wonderful; I’m sure combined they’re even better!
So festive & perfect for the holidays!!
WOW- These brownies…I am speechless..they are fabulous! Such a beautiful and decadent dessert! Thanks so much for sharing
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! :)
Oh my goodness, Sommer. These are fabulous…what a festive and tasty treat!!
Beautiful holiday dishes!
What a way to start my day! Those look amazing!
Love the music in your video – great job!
Loved your video, Sommer! Nice to see you baking in your kitchen!
Love the Villeroy & Boch dishes too! Great giveaway!
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!
Wow! These look amazing Sommer! I like that the fudge layers are simple to make.