Saturday, August 5, 2017

Jack Daniel's Salted Caramel Fudge Brownie

 Jack Daniel's Brownies are a rich and fudgy brownies with a hint of smokiness.  Featuring specks of caramel throughout.  Then they are topped with a caramel sauce and dusted with salt.  OH MY WORD!  They are magical.  The perfect adult treat.

Jack Daniel's Brownies are a rich and fudgy brownies with a hint of smokiness.  Featuring specks of caramel throughout.  Then they are topped with a caramel sauce and dusted with salt.  OH MY WORD!  They are magical.  The perfect adult treat.

Although I prefer lemon over chocolate my favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie.  I prefer vanilla over chocolate {{{gasp}}}...  You can keep reading, its okay.  I swear I am human.  So anyway, I prefer vanilla over chocolate, yet I would choose a brownie over a blondie any day.

There is just something about the perfect simplicity of a brownie.  Sugar, butter, chocolate, eggs...  It is very perfect.  Well, almost.  I have been enjoying our Lazy Day Brownies that are so good they won a blue ribbon in a cooking contest!  I decided to take the premise of the simple brownie that I love and kick it up a bit.

Well, how do you do that? 
Obviously for me adding more chocolate wasn't what I was looking for.  But, what about adding some smokiness, some maple and a hint of woodsiness.  Oh yah!  I am talking about Jack Daniel's.  Aside from being a favorite in many cocktails, it is amazing to cook and bake with.

Well, it was a great hunch.  Jack is fabulous in these brownies!  They are rich and fudgy, with caramel speckled throughout.  Then they are topped with a caramel sauce and dusted with salt.  OH MY WORD!  They are magical.  The perfect adult treat.

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The Salted Jack Caramel Brownie
serves 16 

½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup Jack Daniel’s whiskey
2 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for dusting
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ (11 ounce) package of vanilla caramels (unwrapped and half of them quartered)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line an 8”x8” baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.

Place butter and chocolate in a large microwave safe mixing bowl, melt completely.  Whisk until smooth.  Add sugar, whiskey, and vanilla.  Whisk to combine.  Add eggs and beat until incorporated.  Add flour, baking powder and salt.  Whisk until completely combined, but do not over mix. 

Pour batter into prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle the quartered caramels over the brownie. 

Bake for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. 

Meanwhile combine remaining caramels and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat (30 seconds at a time) until melted. Stir to combine.

Drizzle brownies with caramel sauce and sprinkle with kosher or pretzel salt.  Allow to cool completely before cutting.  Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian 
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  1. Oh Donna - you seriously know how to make me drool! Salted caramel and Jack Daniels - stunning!

    1. Thanks Tricia! They are truly spectacular.

    2. I love this site. It's definetly one of the best I've seen yet. I've tried a few recipies and they are amazing. Keep up the awesome work.

  2. omg! i'm glad i'm not the only one who likes vanilla over chocolate, and lemon over chocolate! I prefer white chocolate over milk chocolate too!! and yes.... brownies are better than blondies... hahhahha!!!!! YUM!! and funny thing, I just baked brownies last night!

    1. See, I am in good company! What kind of brownies did you make?

  3. I've been super into all the Jack Daniel's posts Donna, but these brownies are the cherry on top. Wow!! I think you need to come over on the 27th. Rachel is sleeping over before we go to Blended. I'll make dinner, Mike can make drinks, and you bring some brownies. :)

    1. LOL. I would love to bring you some brownies. :) But, we are not attending Blended this year. BTW nice numbers this month!

  4. Your ingredient list doesn't show baking soda, but it's in your instructions. Does the recipe need baking soda and, if so, how much?

    1. Oops! That was fixed. It reads add flour and baking powder.

      Thanks for the tip!

  5. I prefer chocolate over almost every other sweet dessert. Except when it comes to ice cream. I'm a purist there. Vanilla bean is where it's at.

  6. I assume you dust a bit of extra kosher salt after baking and before cutting?

  7. mmmmm... nyummy.. looks deliciouz

  8. Cant wait to make these! 8X8 dish will make enough to serve 16?

  9. These were great but even better using JD honey brand. Smooth

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 7, 2017 at 10:31 AM

      We are so happy you enjoyed them, sallygirl!!!

  10. This sounds so yummy! I love the salt with the sweet caramel fudge. :)

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 7, 2017 at 10:57 AM

      Enjoy! Let us know how it goes!


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