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Millionaire Brownies, classic brownies layered with caramel, ganache and chopped nuts. @whatagirleats. com
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Millionaire Brownies

Fudge brownie recipe from King Arthur Flour, topped with layers of warm caramel, ganache and chopped nuts. This makes 24 large or 48 2-bite brownies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 48
Author: Cynthia


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 3/4 ounces Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 15 3/4 ounces sugar
  • 6 1/4 ounces Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 pound caramel squares
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream for caramel layer
  • 2 cups chopped nuts pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan
  • Line pan with parchment paper, for easy removal.
  • Crack eggs into a bowl, add cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan set over low heat, melt butter, then add sugar and stir to combine. Continue to heat, just until mixture is hot (about 110°F), but not bubbling; it'll become shiny as you stir. Heating the mixture to this point will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.
  • Add hot butter/sugar mixture to the egg/cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth.
  • Add flour and chips, stirring until smooth.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake brownies for 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look moist, but not uncooked. Remove pan from oven and cool.
  • Top cooled brownies with warm caramel. For caramel layer, melt caramel squares with 1 Tablespoon heavy cream, stirring until smooth. Chill until caramel is set.
  • Top brownies with warm ganache. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Chill until set.