Salted Chocolate Caramel Brownies (and Other Party Food)

I know, I know, just last week I wrote all about my efforts at eating healthy and shared with you my breakfast Protein Pancakes and now . . .  I tempt you with this post about dreamy Salted Chocolate Caramel Brownies.  But really, once in a while, how can you possibly resist these? 
Which are very easily made with these . . . 

I admit to having a big sweet tooth that craves chocolate, but eating clean during the week helps me feel less guilty about indulging every so often.  My Ghirardelli cookbook has a recipe for Chocolate Caramel Brownies that I made this weekend and shared with a few friends who came over on Saturday night.

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Holy yumminess!  I had to take these pictures the next day because this was all that was left.  See the gooey caramel center?!  They seriously melt in your mouth.  
Since it was a “game day” get together, I also made Pioneer Woman’s mushroom and swiss sliders, following her directions pretty closely, omitting the heavy cream in the burgers.  You can read her recipe HERE.  They were really good and I used Hawaiian rolls for the buns.
via Pioneer Woman
We also munched on these Pepperoni and Cheese Croissants that I found on The Girl Who Ate Everything.  Holy cow they are tasty!  And really easy to make.  
via The Girl Who Ate Everything

And of course we had a meat and cheese plate.   This one had brie, manchego, drunken goat, and creamy gorgonzola with salami, proscuitto, grapes, honey, nuts, olives, and crackers.  Always a hit for get togethers and so good with wine. 

I have no idea what happened during the game, but I enjoyed the food, wine, and friends:)  I hope y’all had a great weekend too!  Back to the gym:)

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  1. September 17, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Yum! Since we don't keep chocolate in the house anymore, I have lost my taste for it. But, put all those other goodies in front of me and I can't resist. Just posted about an antpasto tray yesterday.

  2. September 17, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    This all looks delicious. I would be right there with you, enjoying the wine more than the game 🙂

  3. Jennifer H
    September 17, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    Hi Megan – Do you mind me asking the name of your Ghiradelli cookbook? BTW, your food looks so good

    • September 17, 2012 / 3:32 pm

      Hi Jennifer- I just updated the post with a picture of the cookbook- it's called The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook.

  4. September 17, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    I can personally attest to all of it! I think I mentioned the brownies at least 5 times yesterday.

  5. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    September 17, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    I always love football for the food and drink too 😉 I rarely know what's happening in the game – I'm more of a basketball girl. Your parties look like fun – I'd be camped out with the cheeses and wine – good cheese is my biggest temptation!

  6. September 17, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    Mmmm…that is a whole lot of good looking eats! I do the same – eat healthy through the week and then don't feel bad about indulging on the weekends. Thanks for sharing this brownie recipe, looks totally amazing!

  7. September 17, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, YUM! I love those chocolates so seeing them in a brownie is just beyond tempting! I will definitely have to make that!!

  8. September 17, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    WOW – the brownies look delicious! Looks like such a fun party! I love hosting as well, and am always looking for easy foods to serve – great choices!

  9. September 18, 2012 / 12:01 am

    Oh my everything looks so good!

  10. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    September 18, 2012 / 3:18 am

    SCRUMPTIOUS! I just had chocolate chip salted caramel bars my friend brought over and I went bananas. I am not even a dessert girl. So yummy. Love your photos, too!

  11. Michaela
    September 18, 2012 / 6:38 am

    Wowza….looks amazing! This girl's craving chocolate at 11:30pm…yikes! Got to get out of blog land 😉

  12. Claire
    September 18, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    The brownies look delicious. During which step do you add the butter?

  13. Nicole D.
    September 18, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I would love to make those brownies. Where did you buy the Ghiradelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa? I checked my local grocery store and World Market and was unable to find it. Thanks!

  14. June 18, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    I combined everything and then discovered there are no directions on when to add butter. I had regular (salted) butter so I was planning on omitting salt from the recipe, but forgot. So I kept salt in recipe and added regular butter. They are a tad salty but so good besides that. It would be nice to update recipe on when to add butter.

    Also to previous comment, I had to search around some to find the cocoa, but I think I found it at Target. I'm surprised that World Market didn't have it

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