These Chocolate Caramel Amish Friendship Bread Brownies are sprinkled with caramel bits and make the perfect recipe to bake with the kids.
If you’ve read my novel, Friendship Bread, this is the recipe that makes one of my characters, die-hard chocolate lover Hannah deBrisay, into an Amish Friendship Bread fan for life. This life-changing experience happens on page 87, but you can experience it for yourself as soon as you pull these babies out of the oven!
Kitchen Friend Karen Youngson got creative with her add-ins: “I couldn’t find the caramel bits so I use mini Rolos.”
Chocolate Caramel Amish Friendship Bread Brownies
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons cocoa
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 box chocolate instant pudding
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup caramel bits
- ½ cup caramel bits to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- Grease and flour 9″ x 13″ pan.
- Combine the starter, eggs, oil, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pudding mix, both kinds of chocolate chips, and 1 cup caramel bits and make a well in the center. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and incorporate until fully mixed.
- Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle remaining ½ cup of caramel bits on top. Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, checking for doneness. When a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, remove to a rack to cool.
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I wish I could post a picture as my brownies did not look anything like this picture. I followed the recipe exactly and ended up with a cake. A cake that went over the top of my 13 X 9 pan. I almost wonder if I should have spilt the batter into 2 pans. Anyways It was a good cake. My daughter said it was excellent, but I wanted brownies. Hence the 3 star rating.
Is the pudding necessary for the recipe?
Anita Jude5 says
I would bake these for my friends on Mother’s Day
Marilyn Nawara says
These sound delicious… I have a Christmas Party in a few weeks that I’m going to make this for. My hubby and son will definitely like it and I’m sure everyone else will too.
Donna Ingalls says
I’m making these for my husband and my mom. They look delicious. I entered the contest too.
Michelle Radonski says
I am going to try these first!
Oh my…..these were so delicious. Like others, I could not find caramel bits so I bought a 14oz bag of Kraft Classic Caramels and cut them up. Worked great.
Dawn Heidick says
I’m definately going to try this recipe.
Friendship Bread Kitchen says
Hi Dawn! I saw your comment here and on the recipe post so you are officially entered in the giveaway. This is a favorite–have fun baking it! Thanks for being part of the Friendship Bread Kitchen community!
These look delicious! I can’t wait to make this recipe!
mary mensinger says
These sound yummy
mary mensinger says
This is on my list.
Dorothy Schreyer says
Really want to try this one
What is Jell-O instant chocolate pudding? Would a packet of instant pudding powder do?
I couldn’t find the caramel bits either so I bought Kraft Classic Caramels and cut them up.
Sue Nadeau says
I made these w/ toffee bits and they were outstanding! Took them to work and they disappeared!
I printed this one out! It looks fantastic! I think I need to use some of the starter sitting in my freezer.
Sandy Kelley-Jones says
I made this recipe and baked it in mini muffin tins and they were wonderful! I had to give them away to keep from eating them all myself!!!
Jan Cramer says
I also can’t find caramel bits, saw where someone used mini rolos, will try that.
Thanks Susan, Have looked at my usual store to no avail, will check another store. Jan
amazing – our new favorite brownie recipe
Denise d'Entremont says
Yum! They’re definitely on my list and may go right to the top!
Linda P. Wetzel says
I am going to try this recipe.
Patricia Smith says
Mmmmmmmmm! Sounds amazing! Must try!
Linda Komondy says
These brownies look SO good! Can’t wait to try them myself 🙂