Vegan Salted Caramel Brownies

To answer your question, yes, these DO taste as delicious as they look.

Vegan brownies topped with a three-ingredient homemade (dairy-free!) caramel, what’s not to love?  This recipe is decadent. It is moist. It is rich. Let’s get into it, shall we?

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Ingredients For Brownies:

  • 2 cups flour (may use a gluten free option)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (secret ingredient!)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder (I used cacao)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt

Instructions:

(Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F) 

1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and regular salt.

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2. Pour in water, vegetable oil and vanilla; mix until well blended.

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3. Spread evenly in a 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake for 28-35 minutes. You will know it is done when the surface of the brownies no longer appears shiny.batter-in-dish

Brownies will look like this when finished baking:

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Ingredients For Date Caramel:

  • 8 whole dates
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • About 1.5 cups water

Instructions:

1. Pit the dates and place in a small bowl.

2. Cover the dates in boiling water. Let soak for 10-15 minutes.

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3. Strain the water from the dates, leaving a small amount of liquid amongst the dates. Squeeze about 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice into the bowl.

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4.  Blend on high until the mixture has formed a thick paste.  Spoon this paste onto the brownies and sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on top.

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