Salted Dulce de Leche Swirl Brownies

Our salted dulce de leche swirl brownies are confectionary, dark chocolaty goodness.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 9

Dulce de Leche

1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
teaspoon table salt

Brownies

1
box (l lb 1 oz) Betty Crocker™ dark chocolate brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box

Topping

6
oz dark baking chocolate, chopped
Coarse sea salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Pour sweetened condensed milk into 9-inch glass pie plate; cover with foil. Place pie plate in larger shallow pan with sides; carefully place pan with pie plate in oven. Fill larger pan with hot water so it almost comes to the top of the pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel colored. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Stir in table salt; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray; line pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 3 Make brownie mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Spread half of the brownie batter in pan. Top with one-third of the salted dulce de leche. With butter knife, swirl dulce de leche into batter. Carefully spread remaining brownie batter on top. Top with remaining two-thirds salted dulce del leche; swirl into batter.
  • 4 Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean (with a few moist crumbs). Cool completely.
  • 5 In small microwavable bowl, microwave dark chocolate uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  • 6 Cut brownies into 3 rows by 3 rows. Top with melted dark chocolate and generous sprinkle of sea salt. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

To save time, you can substitute 1 can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk) and skip step 1.

Store brownies in the refrigerator up to 3 days. They taste even better the longer they sit!

Dulce de leche is nice to have on hand for making these brownies. Also try it drizzled on dessert pizza or ice cream, or use it to make frosting.