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Dulce de Leche Brownies

By Tessa Arias
November 2nd, 2010

These easy to make Dulce de Leche Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and have a subtle caramel flavor.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Rich, chocolaty, with a subtle caramel flavor.
Texture: The brownie texture was a little crumbly, but the swirls of gooey dulce de leche are mouthwatering.
Ease: Fairly easy.
Appearance: Any treat that has something swirled in will look pretty, no matter how sloppy the swirls.
Pros: Interesting twist on a typical recipe.
Cons: The texture of the brownies wasn’t my favorite.
Would I make this again? Maybe after I’ve exhausted every possible topping I could swirl onto brownie batter.

These easy to make Dulce de Leche Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and have a subtle caramel flavor.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Happy voting day to all my American readers (to everyone else, happy Tuesday (or Wednesday!)). I hope everyone who is eligible is voting today because it is so important. How many people in the world right now have the right to vote and can execute that right without fear? Not enough. I am thankful to live in a place where I can hold on to such a wonderful right. No matter who or what you believe in – just vote! Then make these brownies.

How to make
Dulce de Leche Triple Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
These easy to make Dulce de Leche Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and have a subtle caramel flavor.


  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 oz butter, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbls Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbls vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dulce de leche*


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8 square baking pan with an aluminum foil sling. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 2. Put the chocolates, butter and cocoa in a medium heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Melt the chocolates and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. 3. In another medium bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until combined. Whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. 4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spread into the corners, and smooth out the top. Dollop spoonfuls of the dulce de leche all over the top. Take the spoon and swirl the caramel into the brownie mixture.
  5. 5. Bake in the oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs clinging to it.
  6. 6. Let cool completely. Remove the foil sling from the brownie and cut in to squares.

Recipe Notes

Ducle de leche is a thick, sweet sauce made from caramelized sugar in milk or from sweetened condensed milk; available at some supermarkets and specialty foods stores and at Latin markets.
From Treats who adapted from Baking Illustrated
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Rachel — November 9, 2010 at 4:54 am

    these look so good! thank you for sharing I plan on making these for sure!

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    Medifast Coupon Code — November 3, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Your brownies sound really good, lots and lots of chocolate.

  3. #
    Maria — November 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Woweeee! These look amazing!

  4. #
    Sheena — November 3, 2010 at 11:04 am

    These brownies look so lovely and decadent!

  5. #
    MeetaK — November 3, 2010 at 8:17 am

    woW! temptress – this looks decadent and i want a tiny piece please!

  6. #
    claire — November 3, 2010 at 4:28 am

    love your post! hope everyone voted as well!

  7. #
    Erica Lea {Cooking for Seven} — November 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    So true. We are very privileged to be able to make a difference.

    Those brownies look delicious. I've never had *real* dulce de leche, but I tried making some once. Very good. πŸ™‚

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