September 17th, 2012

Dulce de Leche Brownies

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Most of the specialty brownie recipes I’ve tried don’t end up being any better than a good old chocolate brownie.  But these Dulce de Leche Brownies are exceptional! Really exceptional.


I might even like these brownies more than my favorite, tried and true brownie recipe.

And they really don’t require much more effort than a regular brownie.  In fact, they are easier to make than a lot of brownie recipes I’ve seen.

Because Dulce de Leche can be so thick, I really wasn’t sure how the “swirling” with a knife was going to go, but it worked just fine.
They are rich and gooey–the perfect combination of chocolate and caramel.  In fact, I think Dulce de Leche brownies are absolutely brilliant!
Note: You can usually find canned dulce de leche near the sweetened condensed milk

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Preparation 10 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 50 mins


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup Dulce de Leche


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8-inch square baking dish with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter. Add the semi-sweet chocolate, stirring constantly over low heat until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  5. Stir in the flour, then the nuts, if using.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Dollop half of the Dulce de Leche over the brownie batter and drag a knife through the Dulce de Leche to swirl.
  8. Pour the remaining brownie batter on top, then spoon on the remaining Dulce de Leche, swirling again with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  9. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The brownie's center will be slightly firm when they are done. Remove from the oven and allow cool completely before cutting into bars.
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Who Dished It up First: Adapted from Miss in the Kitchen.



  1. I am a brownie lover! These look delish. But now I also need to check out your favorite brownie recipe.

  2. I tried these on Sunday night and my husband went crazy! I cheated a bit and just used a box mix but they still turned out great! My husband said he doesn’t think he can eat plain ol’ brownies again after trying these. Thanks for such a great idea! I’ve loved everything I’ve ever made from your site!

  3. Where might I buy Dulce De Leche? Or maybe I should ask where it would be in the grocery store?

  4. transoumom….it should be right by the sweetened condensed milk.

  5. I found Dulce de Leche in the Mexican section of my grocery store….just bought some tonight and super excited to try these out!

  6. I assume these cook at 350F? The instructions don’t say.

    • Daughter made them and they smell amazing! We’re feeding them to a bunch of teens for dessert tomorrow night – don’t know if they’ll make it that long!


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