Indulge in Decadent Dulce De Leche Brownies Today!

In this recipe article, I will share with you one delicious treat that has become a favorite of many – the Dulce De Leche Brownies. If you are looking for an easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion, then this recipe is a must-try.

Imagine biting into a fudgy brownie that is rich with the flavors of cocoa, buttery pecans, and sweet dulce de leche. These brownies will satisfy any chocolate craving you have and are perfect for sharing with friends and family.

The combination of unsweetened cocoa powder and dark chocolate in the brownie batter creates a deep chocolate flavor that balances perfectly with the sweet dulce de leche. Trust me, once you try these brownies, you won’t be able to resist coming back for more.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time, these Dulce De Leche Brownies are sure to become your new go-to dessert. So grab your measuring cups and let’s get started on making these irresistible treats!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Dulce De Leche Brownies
Dulce De Leche Brownies

Listen closely, friends, because I’m about to let you in on a little secret. This Dulce De Leche Brownies Recipe is the absolute bomb. You’ll fall head over heels for this dessert from the very first bite.

First of all, we all know that brownies are perhaps the best dessert ever invented. But, add a generous scoop of dulce de leche into the mix and it transforms into something so much more irresistible. The sweet and creamy dulce de leche takes these already delicious brownies to a whole new level.

Not only is the flavor heavenly, but these brownies have an unbeatable texture as well. Rich and fudgy, with a perfect crinkly top and gooey interior – it’s just what you need in your life. Plus, the crunch from the pecans adds a nice contrast to the softness of the brownie.

Trust me, you won’t be able to resist the tempting aroma emanating from your oven while these brownies bake. So go ahead and indulge yourself with this delectable treat – you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Velvety, caramel-y Dulce de Leche drizzled over rich chocolate brownies? Yes, please!
Velvety, caramel-y Dulce de Leche drizzled over rich chocolate brownies? Yes, please!

Before diving in to make these delicious Dulce De Leche Brownies, let’s start by taking a look at the ingredients required to make this scrumptious dessert.

Brownie Mix:

  • 8 tbsp (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Dulce De Leche Layer:

  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these ingredients on hand right now. If one of the items on this list doesn’t fit your taste preferences, I will provide some substitute options later in the recipe for you to consider.

The Recipe How-To

 These Dulce de Leche Brownies are the perfect cross between a traditional American treat and a classic Brazilian flavor.
These Dulce de Leche Brownies are the perfect cross between a traditional American treat and a classic Brazilian flavor.

Here’s how to make the Dulce de Leche Brownies Recipe that will satisfy your sweet cravings!

Preheat oven and make dulce de leche

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and move on to making the dulce de leche. Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk into an oven-safe dish and cover it tightly with aluminum foil. Set the dish in a larger roasting pan and fill with enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake for about 1-2 hours or until you get a caramel color. Let it cool before opening.

Prepare brownie batter

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, add 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks or 170g) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces of about 6 ounces. Mix in 6 ounces (170g) of chopped semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped.

Step 3: Then, mix together 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar and ⅔ cup (57g) unsweetened cocoa powder (3 oz or 85 g). Next, mix in 3 large eggs, one at a time, waiting until each egg is fully combined before adding the next egg. Mix in a pinch of salt and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract dulce de leche[ST7].

Step 4: Slowly add the cocoa mixture into the bowl, folding carefully to avoid cocoa powder pockets. Once incorporated, pour half of the brownie batter into an already baking dish that’s greased with non-stick spray or butter.

Swirl dulce de leche mixture

Step5: Combine [1/4 cup] (~80g) dulce de leche, [2] tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, cut into pieces of about [6] ounces (170g), and [1/3] (27g) cup unsweetened cocoa powder (3 oz or 85 g) in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently until smooth and let it cool for a minute or two. Then spoon dollops of the dulce de leche mixture on top of the brownie batter in the baking dish.

Tip: Use a knife to make swirls in batter to combine Dulce de Leche with Brownie mix.

Add remaining brownie batter and bake

Step 6: Spoon the remaining brownie batter over the dulce de leche mixture then use a knife to swirl the dollops into the brownie mix

Step 7: Finally, bake for around 25-30 minutes at 350°F (175°C). Check if done by inserting a toothpick in— if it comes out clean, it’s done!

Cool and enjoy

Step 8: Once baked,

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for a taste explosion in every bite of these decadent brownies.
Get ready for a taste explosion in every bite of these decadent brownies.

There are a variety of substitutions and variations you can make to this Dulce De Leche Brownies recipe to suit your tastes and dietary restrictions. Here are a few ideas:

For a crunchier texture, you can add chopped pecans or chocolate chips to the brownie batter before baking. The chocolate chips will provide a pop of sweetness as well as a slightly gooey texture.

If you’re looking for an alternative to dulce de leche, you can create a similar sweet, rich flavor by using caramel sauce, maple syrup, or honey. These substitutes will bring out different notes of sweetness and add a delicious variation to the classic recipe.

For those who are limited on time, you can use store-bought brownie mix instead of making the batter from scratch. However, if you prefer to make your own batter, Betty Crocker and David Lebovitz both offer excellent recipes for homemade brownie mixes.

If you follow a vegan diet, try using coconut dulce de leche in place of the regular sweetened condensed milk. This plant-based alternative will give the brownies a creamy coconut flavor that pairs well with the rich chocolate.

Finally, in terms of serving options, there are many ways to enjoy Dulce De Leche Brownies. You can warm them up and top them with ice cream or whipped cream for an indulgent dessert treat. Alternatively, they are delicious on their own as a fudgy snack or paired with black coffee for an energizing start to your day.

Serving and Pairing

 Pro-tip: add a pinch of sea salt flakes on top of the Dulce de Leche for an extra pop of flavor.
Pro-tip: add a pinch of sea salt flakes on top of the Dulce de Leche for an extra pop of flavor.

Once the dulce de leche brownies are baked to perfection, it’s time to serve and enjoy! These moist and decadent delights complement best with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whipped cream. The flavor and texture of the brownies reach new heights with an added crunch of toasted pecans on top. These buttery nuts add depth and warmth to every bite.

For a complete dessert experience, why not serve alongside a homemade dulce de leche cheesecake? This classic flavor pairing is a match made in heaven. If you prefer something on the refreshing side, serve fresh fruits such as sliced strawberries or raspberries on the side. The tartness of the fruits balances the rich sweetness of the brownies.

When it comes to beverage pairings, go for a bold coffee with intense chocolate notes or a full-bodied red wine like Malbec or Zinfandel. The tannins in these wines complement the chocolate in the brownies while enhancing the flavors of the dulce de leche.

No matter how you choose to pair and serve these dulce de leche brownies, they are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving. Their versatility makes them perfect for any occasion, from birthday parties to holiday gatherings, everyone will be begging for seconds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't be able to resist these gooey, fudgy, and irresistibly chocolatey brownies.
You won’t be able to resist these gooey, fudgy, and irresistibly chocolatey brownies.

After you’ve made these scrumptious Dulce De Leche Brownies, you may find that you don’t want to devour them all in one sitting (although, let’s be honest, it’s tempting). If you need to store them for later consumption, here are some tips to keep in mind.

First and foremost, wait until the brownies have completely cooled before storing them. Otherwise, the heat will cause condensation to form on the container and create a soggy mess.

To avoid this problem, store the brownies in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If you’re feeling fancy (or have a sweet tooth even after indulging in these decadent treats), drizzle some extra dulce de leche over the top of each brownie before sealing up the container.

When you’re ready to enjoy your brownies again, there are two ways to go about reheating them: microwave or oven. If you choose the microwave method, make sure to only heat them for short intervals (10-15 seconds) to avoid overheating and drying out the brownies.

Alternatively, if you prefer a crispy exterior and gooey interior, pop them into a preheated oven (350°F/175°C) for 5-7 minutes. This will bring back some of that fresh-out-of-the-oven magic.

If you’re planning on making these ahead of time for a special occasion or just to save yourself some time during the week, they can be stored for up to two weeks in the freezer. When ready to serve, simply defrost at room temperature or reheat as directed above.

No matter how you choose to enjoy your Dulce De Leche Brownies, just know that they will taste amazing whether served warm or chilled with a scoop of ice cream on top. So go ahead and indulge – you deserve it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These brownies are the ultimate indulgence for any
These brownies are the ultimate indulgence for any

Now that you have your dulce de leche brownies recipe ready to go, it’s time to make sure you nail the execution. Below are some tips to ensure perfect results every time:

Tip #1: Use High-Quality Chocolate

A key ingredient in these brownies is chocolate. Therefore, using high-quality chocolate will certainly enhance the flavor of your dessert. I suggest using semisweet or dark chocolate for an extra rich taste.

Tip #2: Grease Your Baking Pan

To avoid sticking and messy cleanup, make sure to grease your baking pan well with butter or cooking spray. This will help your dulce de leche brownies come out in one piece once they’re done cooking.

Tip #3: Make Sure Your Ingredients Are Room Temperature

Having all ingredients at room temperature is crucial in baking. It helps the ingredients mix better, and results in a smoother batter with even distribution of flavors throughout.

Tip #4: Don’t Overmix Your Brownie Batter

Overmixing your brownie batter can cause tough, chewy squares instead of fudgy ones. Remember to mix only until the ingredients are combined, no more!

Tip #5: Use a Toothpick to Test Doneness

To ensure that your brownies are baked thoroughly, use a toothpick to test doneness. If you insert a toothpick into the center of the brownie pan and it comes out clean, then you know it’s done.

Tip #6: Let Them Cool!

Resist the temptation to immediately cut into your finished dulce de leche brownies – they need some time to cool down first! If you try cutting them while they’re still hot, the squares may fall apart, so be patient and let them cool completely before serving.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make perfect dulce de leche brownies every single time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Dulce De Leche Brownies Recipe is a match made in heaven for anyone who loves fudgy and caramel desserts. With its distinct Latin American flavor and the richness of chocolate, this recipe is versatile enough to be served in any occasion. Whether you are a beginner or experienced baker, the instructions are easy to follow and the ingredients are readily available in any grocery store.

The best part about this recipe is that you can easily customize it to suit your taste preferences. You can add pecans, coconut, or even chocolate chips to create a unique twist on this classic recipe. Plus, these brownies can be stored and reheated easily without losing their amazing flavor.

My hope is that after trying out this Dulce De Leche Brownies Recipe, you’ll fall in love with it just as much as I have. So go ahead and indulge yourself in this exquisite dessert that makes an ideal accompaniment to ice cream or coffee. Trust me; it’s worth every bite!

Dulce De Leche Brownies

Dulce De Leche Brownies Recipe

This came from a butter wrapper. It is different from the other two Dulce de Leche Brownies as it uses cocoa power instead of unsweetened chocolate. I always have the powder on hand.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Latin American
Servings 48 1/2 inch brownies
Calories 121.5 kcal


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, granulated
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine sweetened condensed milk and corn syrup in a large (2 to 2 1/2 quart) microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power, stopping and stirring every 2 minutes initially and then more frequently as needed during the middle of the cooking time for a total of 10 to 12 minutes or until the mixture is thick and caramel colored.
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO WATCH THE MIXTURE AS IT COOKS AND STIR FREQUENTLY TO AVOID BOIL OVER. The mixture will develop a somewhat curdled appearance that will smooth out when stirred.
  • Whisk in 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside.
  • Butter a 9X13 inch baking pan.
  • Cream 1 cup softened butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; mix until well blended.
  • Spread 1/2 of the mixture into prepared pan.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the Dulce de Leche evenly over this layer.
  • Cover with remaining brownie batter.
  • Sprinkle nuts evenly over the top.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into squares.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1482gCalories: 121.5kcalCarbohydrates: 15.2gProtein: 1.9gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 31.9mgSodium: 60.3mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 12.1g
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.