Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Swirl Brownies

Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Swirl Brownie

Last week was the boyfriend’s birthday. So, he was even more spoiled with homemade desserts then usual. At first, he requested mint brownies. After digging through my baking bowl of goodies, I found some macadamia nut butter and his mind changed instantly.  An hour or so later, the Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Brownie was born.

Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Swirl Brownie

Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Swirl Brownie

Caramel Macadamia Nut Swirl:

1/2 c. Coconut milk

1/4 c. Evaporated cane sugar

1/4 c. Water

1/2 c. Macadamia or cashew butter (can substitute peanut butter)

1 Tb. Honey

Pinch Sea salt

1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Brownie:

1 c. Butter or coconut oil

8 oz. Unsweetened or Bittersweet chocolate

4 Eggs

1 1/2 c. Evaporated cane sugar

1/2 c. Brown sugar

2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp. Sea salt

1 c. Brown rice flour

1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum

 

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Line 9 x 13 baking pan with aluminum foil and grease with butter or coconut oil.

Caramel Macadamia Nut Swirl:

Heat coconut milk on low in a small sauce pan.

In another saucepan combine sugar and water over high heat and cook until an amber color.

Whisk in coconut milk and continue to cook 1 minute.

Remove from heat and whisk in macadamia nut butter, honey, salt and vanilla.

Transfer to a bowl and let thicken for 30 minutes.

Brownie:

Combine butter or coconut oil and chocolate in a medium bowl.

Create a double boiler with a pot of low boiling water and set your bowl of chocolate over to melt.

Once melted, remove from heat and let cool.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth.

Beat in chocolate and then incorporate flour in 2 sections.

Use a spatula and scrape half the batter into the baking pan.

Use the macadamia mixture and dollop over brownie batter.

Cover with remaining brownie batter.

Use a butter knife to create swirls all around the brownies. Careful not to over do it.

Bake 30 – 45 minutes. Let cool and place in refrigerator to cut easily.

**Baking times may vary due to altitude.

Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Swirl Brownie

Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge Swirl Brownie

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