Salted Dulce De Leche Brownies

Recipe written by The Chef Next Door

Makes 16 brownies


1 stick unsalted butter

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

1 cup granulated sugar 

2 eggs 

1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

2/3 cup flour 

1/4 tsp baking soda

8 oz. prepared Dulce De Leche

For the topping:

4 oz. dark chocolate

Coarse sea salt

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and chocolate together over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.   

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang of about 1 inch over the ends of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside. 

Stir the sugar into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract. 

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. 

Using a large spoon, dollop the Dulce De Leche over the top of the brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl it into the batter evenly.

Bake the brownies for 30 minutes. Place the pan on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. 

In a small bowl, microwave the dark chocolate for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Top the cooled brownies with the melted dark chocolate and a generous sprinkle of sea salt. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Cut the brownies into 16 squares and serve.

Bon Appetit!