Spicy Caramel Brownies

  • LMK2004 Posted: 10/27/11
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    The taste is good, but like the previous reviewer, mine came out more cake-like than fudgy. Not sure if I'll play with the recipe a bit and make them again, or keep looking for a good brownie recipe.

  • BeckiSue Posted: 10/22/11
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    Red pepper added an interesting kick to the brownies. Not sure if I cooked the brownies too long, but mine turned out cakey instead of fudgy. Good, but not amazing enough to make again.

  • SunnyvaleLiz Posted: 10/31/11
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    I thought these were pretty good. another time I think I will leave out the ground red pepper (I don't think it really added anything) and make sure I swirl the caramel to the edges. Everyone I served them to (8 people) liked them. But all agree that the pepper was not really necessary.

  • LaurenB22 Posted: 11/24/11
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    I really enjoyed these brownies! They were right between cake-like and fudge-like, they were not to heavy but not too dry. Just note that the first step takes 1.5 hours. I didn't realize this until I started to make them at 11:00 pm. SUBSTITUTION: I substituted Cayenne Pepper for Red Pepper and couldn't find Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk.

  • Zoekrum Posted: 01/03/12
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    Great recipe! Although take note that the caramel takes an 1 1/2 hours (or more) to make. I found Cayenne pepper to be a great substitute, and if you want the spicy aspect of these brownies to be a little more prominent (instead of just an aftertaste) than I would add a little more than suggested.

  • LadyShay Posted: 01/16/13
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    I wish I had read the reviews before making the brownies because I don't think I would have made them. They looked beautiful in the photo but not in real life. I don't have metal baking pans so I used glass. Lowered the temperature to around 330 and they turned out just fine. Too cakey and too peppery . . . I took them to a potluck and brought most back home. Not good, but you win some and you lose some when trying new recipes!

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