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Salted Caramel Brownie Cups
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Muffin Tin Brownie Bites with Salted Caramel Sauce

Baked in a muffin tin, these homemade chocolate brownie bites are perfectly bite-sized! They’re made with simple ingredients like cocoa powder and all-purpose flour, and emerge from the oven fudgy and moist. Serve the brownie cups warm with a drizzle of thick, creamy homemade caramel sauce and flaky sea salt, and enjoy! Yields 18 brownie bites.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Bites, Brownie Cups, Brownies & Bars, Salted Caramel
Servings: 18 brownie bites
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Mike Johnson


For the Brownie Bites:

  • 113 g unsalted butter melted
  • 120 g vegetable oil
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 110 g light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs (≈ 200g)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 153 g all-purpose flour
  • 85 g cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • flaky sea salt optional

For the Salted Caramel Sauce:

  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 45 g unsalted butter
  • 60 g heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Preheat oven to preheat to 350°F (180°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, oil, and sugars together until combined, about 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until lighter in color, about 4 minutes.
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Using a 3-tablespoon spring-loaded scoop, spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. If testing with a toothpick, the toothpick should come out with a few wet crumbs (not batter) for fudge-textured brownies.
  • Once your brownies have finished cooking, remove the pan from the oven and allow them to cool and set in the pan. Sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top of brownies immediately after removing them from the oven, if desired.
  • Make the salted caramel: Heat the granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a high heat-resistant rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn.
  • Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add the butter and stir until melted and combined, about two minutes. (Be careful with this step because the caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added.)
  • Very slowly drizzle in the heavy cream while stirring. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute then remove from heat and stir in the salt. Allow to cool down before using it. (Caramel thickens as it cools.)
  • Drizzle some caramel sauce on top of the cooled brownies & enjoy!


Allow brownie cups to cool completely in the pan, otherwise, they'll be difficult to remove in one piece! Alternatively, you can bake these in cupcake liners, just be sure to spray the liner with nonstick cooking spray.


Serving: 1brownie bite | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 217IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg