Peanut butter salted caramel brownies

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If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of brownies!  I’ve made them with creme eggs, salted caramel, and red velvet cookie dough chunks.  But what we have here may be the ultimate brownie!  I know that’s a bold claim, but the addition of peanut butter combined with the caramel creates the perfect amount of salt to counteract any sickly sweetness.  I’ve also used a different type of caramel in these.  In the past I’ve used wet caramel – when water is added to the sugar. That makes quite a runny caramel, which melts more in the brownies when baked.  That’s delicious, but I wanted a caramel that would hold together more, to provide a different texture.  That’s where dry caramel comes in – it’s where you melt the sugar in the pan dry, and add the rest of the ingredients later.  It becomes really gooey, and I think it might be my go-to caramel from now on!  Right, enough talk from me.  Let’s get to the brownies.

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Pretzel Caramel Shortbread

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Wow, this is a traybake of dreams!  Imagine this… buttery shortbread, goey caramel, salty pretzels, and a drizzle of chocolate.  They all combine in this recipe to make a delicious treat.  Caramel shortbread (or millionaire’s shortbread as I knew it growing up) can be really sweet, but the pretzels stop this becoming too sickly. Make it yourself if you don’t believe me!

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