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Gluten Free Salted Caramel Brownies

In my quest to get my son to even LIKE brownies so that I can justify baking more and more, I’ve been experimenting with trying to make the perfect gluten-free Brownie recipe. . He usually turns up his nose (the horror!!!) But I saw him eating one of those caramel-filled chocolate Ghirardelli squares one day and that sparked an idea: I could make gluten free salted caramel brownies.

Because what could be better than delicious fudgy brownies topped with salted caramel sauce? It’s the perfect combination.

If you are on a gluten free diet, have gluten allergies or simply want to try something new, these brownies are for you. I’m promising YOU CANNOT TELL that these are gluten free. They will have that fudgy texture you are looking for. This recipe makes decadent brownies. Like, OMG. You will not be able to tell the difference between these and traditional brownies.

So let’s get started.

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Gluten Free Salted Caramel Brownies

Try these delicious decadent Gluten free Salted caramel brownies

Let me be clear before we get started: These brownies are made from scratch. This is not a modified box brownie mix recipe.

Gather what you need:

In order to make these delicious brownies, you will need a few things

For Your Brownies:

All purpose Gluten-free flour blend *see note*

granulated sugar

light brown sugar, packed

cocoa powder

xanthan gum *see note*

kosher salt

butter, unsalted

semi-sweet chocolate chips (gluten free)

large eggs

vanilla extract

Salted Caramel ingredients

granulated sugar

unsalted butter

heavy cream


flaky salt for the top of the brownies

**If using a gluten-free flour blend that already includes xanthan or guar gum, then omit the xanthan called for in the recipe. (Brands that include xanthan: GF Jules, Cup4Cup, King Arthur, Pamela’s and Bob’s Red Mill )

Tools Needed

A Small saucepan

A Whisk

8*8 baking dish

Parchment paper (optional)

a large Bowl

Measuring Spoons and Cups

How to make Gluten Free Salted Caramel Brownies

Preheat your oven to 350,

In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, xanthan gum and salt, and whisk together.

Next, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the 8 tsp of unsalted butter.

Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the chocolate, until smooth

Whisk In the eggs and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture until well combined.

Pour into the dry ingredients, use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to fold in the mixture.

Once fully mixed, pour the brownie batter into baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30 mins.

Now, while the brownies are baking, it’s time to make the caramel!!

Add the granulated sugar to a clean, dry, saucepan

Place over medium heat, stirring or whisking constantly. As the sugar begins to melt, it may look clumpy (see photo for reference) but keep stirring.

This process takes about 4-5 mins.

Once the sugar begins to melt, reduce the heat, but keep stirring so it doesn’t burn

Remove the pan from heat once fully melted and slowly begin to stir in the butter

Stir as the butter is added, then add the cream.

Return pan to the stove over medium heat to warm everything back up.

Continue to stir, once incorporated, bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Stir and add in salt.

Remove the brownies from the oven and pour the caramel over the brownies. Take a nice and make lovely caramel swirls while the caramel is warm.

Add flaky sea salt to the top .

Let this sit at room temperature for at least 15-20 mins.

If you want the caramel to firm up, place it in the fridge for a few hours.

delicious and decadent gluten free salted caramel brownies

How do I Store my Gluten-Free Caramel brownies?

delicious and decadent gluten free salted caramel brownies

The brownies can sit at room temperature for two days in an airtight container.

If you want to be creative, remember these gluten free brownies can have ANY toppings. Suck as flaky salt, pretzels, or dark chocolate chips. Or keep it simple with a scoop of ice cream.LOL


Hopefully, this recipe helps you to make the perfect brownie! Or rather, the perfect gluten-free brownie!

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