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When faced with that unpleasant monthly visitor that most of us ladies are fairly familiar with, I used to cringe. I wanted to curl up in my blankets and hide. But that was the past. Now, I have embraced the the beauty that though sometimes uncomfortable and lets face it, sometimes down right painful comes with being a woman. This didn’t come easy, however, I have learned to celebrate my womanhood. With that celebration, I had to ask myself what’s better than a BIG pan of brownies to make you feel all warm and fuzzy? Caramel Brownies, that’s what!
Each month, I have made it a tradition to not only whip up a batch of delicious Caramel Brownie goodness, but curl up with a comfy blanket, no longer hiding and have a total pig out movie marathon! No good movie marathon is complete without some of my very favorite flicks from the 80’s, you know the ones! There is just something so comforting about feeling like I’m a kid again, curled up with my Mom, eating our brownies and watching all of our favorites! Remembering what matters most to me, especially when things are tough, definitely helps keep my spirits up and my bad mood away.
Even if you aren’t currently entertaining your monthly visitor, these brownies are to die for! Here is a rundown of my recipe for the super ooey gooey delicious caramel brownies that not only make my life a little bit easier, but makes just about any celebration a whole lot better!
- 14 tablespoons unsalted butter —1 3/4 sticks
- 1⁄2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup unbleached flour
- 2 tablespoons unbleached flour
- pinch of salt
- 30 small caramels–optional
- Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan with butter; dust with flour and preheat oven to 350°.
- Melt butter and bittersweet chocolate in saucepan over low heat, stir often; let cool.
- Cream sugar, eggs, and vanilla, add cooled chocolate mixture; mix well.
- Sift together flour and salt into the chocolate mixture.
- Mix batter until combined- At this point I melted my caramels and added them to the batter, this is optional and the brownies are totally delicious, even without.
- Spread the batter in the pan; bake 30 minutes — or until you can pull out a clean toothpick.
Remove cool for 1 hour.
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#WhatMattersToU the most during your time of the month, or even just when you are feeling a bit uncomfy or down? I’d love to hear what you do to make the bad days a little brighter!
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