Turbo Charged Brownies with Salted Caramel & Walnuts

by Shawnda on August 8, 2011

in Cakes, Cupcakes & Brownies,Project Pastry Queen

Turbo Charged Brownies with Salted Caramel and Walnuts

That’s a big title for a dessert with big flavors. This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Tara of Smells Like Home: Turbo Charged Brownies with Praline Topping.

The brownies are moist, light and fluffy. They’re not overly dense or fudgey, which is how I typically like my brownies. They have just a hint of bitterness from the espresso, which is offset by a sweet, salty, and crunchy caramel and walnut topping.

I made a few changes to the recipe:
- I didn’t make the praline topping because I have 3 jars of leftover salted caramel sauce in the fridge. Leftover salted caramel sauce? It’s a terrible problem to have.
- I used walnuts because I could reach them – pecans would have required me going to the next room and getting a chair.
- I used fresh espresso over using espresso powder, which I don’t have.
- I made 1/3 of the recipe in a muffin pan and got 6.

Thanks to Tara for picking such an indulgent dessert. You can find the full recipe here. Check out how the other Project Pastry Queen members served their brownies!

Next week, we’re going to drink away the 104-degree, 7-month-drought blahs with some Rather Sweet Sangria!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 amanda @ fake ginger August 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Those turned out so cute! They look like little caramel volcanoes!

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2 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef August 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm

these are so pretty!

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3 Sasha @ The Procrastobaker August 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Gorgeous! as you can see from my latest post, walnuts caramel and chocolate are a favourite with me so this gets a huge thumbs up! Lovely, and so pretty too :)

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4 Blog is the New Black August 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

They look like volcanos! They sounds wonderful!

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5 Reem August 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Oh these cuties looks so adorable!!! Caramel and walnut yummmmm……….

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6 Tres Delicious August 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

They look delicious. I can do with more than one serving. Nice photo.

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7 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls August 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

YUM x 100!!!!

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8 Katrina August 9, 2011 at 4:58 am

These brownies are simply amazing. The salted caramel is so drool worthy.

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9 Jennifer (Delicieux) August 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Oh my God, this looks amazing!!!!!!!! I love the salted caramel oozing over the top. Yum!

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10 Maureen September 3, 2011 at 4:39 am

I’ve looked everywhere for this recipe! Can’t wait to get it in my oven. Thanks a lot.

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