Put your leftover Halloween candy to good use with these caramel skillet brownies. Bonus points for adding ice cream!Jump to Recipe
Do you have leftover candy from Halloween or a birthday party?! You have two choices. A: Keep the candy in your house and eat a piece every time you walk by the bowl (good choice until you get tired of eating the same candy day after day). B: Make a sick ass skillet brownie with homemade caramel and ice cream.
If you don't choose choice B, you're crazy! This caramel skillet brownie is to die for! Be warned, this brownie is SUPER rich, and feeds quite a few people. Don't eat this by yourself, you will get sick! hahaha.
There's no right or wrong chocolate candy to add to your caramel skillet brownie. The point of this recipe is to use up what you've got. I personally love Reese's, Twix, M&Ms, and Milky Way.
I'd suggest staying away from gummy candies or really chewy candies. They will not bake well in this skillet. However, you could add them to the side of your brownie after you serve it up!
Holy crap I forgot how delicious homemade caramel was! Seriously - jarred caramel has nothing on the fresh, homemade version! If you've never made caramel before, it's not as difficult as you may think. It only requires four ingredients - sugar, butter, cream, and sea salt. And it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.
Broma Bakery has a great step-by-step guide to making homemade caramel. They walk you through all the steps (with pictures) so you know exactly what to do. The most important tip - ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON IT! For the whole 15 minutes watch it. The process goes super fast, and you don't want to accidentally burn your caramel.
Serving Your Caramel Skillet Brownie
I love to serve the brownie with an extra drizzle of caramel and some vanilla bean ice cream. If you're a die-hard chocolate fanatic, you could also use chocolate ice cream.
You could most definitely scoop some ice cream in the middle of the skillet, give everyone a spoon, and let them go to town on the brownie. If you'd prefer to have single servings, scoop some brownie and ice cream in an individual bowl, and let everyone add additional caramel and extra candies as they like!
Caramel Skillet Brownie
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup flour (can substitute with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour)
- ¾ cup leftover chocolate candies chopped
- ¼ cup caramel
- vanilla bean ice cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat.
- Add the sugar and cocoa powder once the butter is melted. Whisk to combine and remove from heat.
- Add the salt, vanilla, and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined.
- Add the baking powder and flour and continue to mix. Add in your chopped up leftover candy. Stir until incorporated.
- Transfer to a greased 12 inch cast iron skillet. Drizzle the caramel on top, and drag a knife through the caramel to spread the caramel throughout the brownie.
- Transfer to the oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes until done. Once the brownie is removed from the oven, place additional candy pieces on top for presentation. Allow to cool for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.
- Serve with another drizzle of caramel and ice cream.