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Dulce De Leche Brownies

Dulce de Leche Brownies-serve with a scoop of ice cream and an extra drizzle of dulce de leche for an extra special dessert!

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Today we are celebrating our dear friend, Ree’s, new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. We are celebrating with Dulce De Leche Brownies, because there is no better way to celebrate than by eating dessert. And let me tell you, Ree knows how to do dessert. The Dulce De Leche Brownie recipe comes from Ree’s new cookbook and let me tell you, they are divine!

**Keep reading for the recipe and for a chance to win a copy of Ree’s new book!**

Dulce De Leche Brownie Recipe on These brownies are divine!

I don’t know if I should love Ree for these brownies or be mad at her for these brownies. Chocolate, 2 sticks of butter, sugar, AND dulce de leche. Yeah, Ree wasn’t messing around with these brownies. They are the real deal!

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Ree shares her Dulce De Leche Brownies in her Fiesta chapter, which is filled with mouth-watering Mexican food. Our family is always in the mood for Mexican so I decided that these brownies are perfect for any day and every day! No special holiday needed. I couldn’t wait until Cinco de Mayo to make them.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays will help you plan all of your holiday menus. Ree shows you how to celebrate your favorite holidays with inspired menus from New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve. Ree also shares fun family stories and step-by-step photos for every recipe.


Caleb LOVES Auntie Ree’s new book. I have to arm wrestle him to look at it and since he usually wins, I rarely get a turn to read it. He loves looking at Ree’s gorgeous photography. He loves all of the horse, dog, cowboy, and food photos. Caleb asked to be a cowboy for Halloween. I think he is jealous of Ree’s life on the ranch. Aren’t we all:)

Recipe for Dulce De Leche Brownies on

He did let me borrow the book so I could bake brownies. He’s a smart boy, he knew that if he shared the book, I would share dessert.

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Dulce de leche is the magic ingredient that gets swirled into the brownies. Dulce de Leche means “candy of milk” in Spanish. Oh, and candy it is! It is a rich and decadent sauce similar in flavor to caramel, but not in texture. Dulce de leche is smooth and silky and not chewy, like caramel.

If you haven’t tried dulce de leche, start with these brownies. I guarantee you will be hooked!

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The Dulce De Leche Brownies are perfect on their own, but I went all out and added a scoop of ice cream and extra dulce de leche. I don’t think Ree would object:) We devoured our brownies…and licked the dulce de leche off our plates! Thanks Ree for a fabulous recipe and for another amazing book! Get the full scoop about Ree’s book here.

And to keep the celebration going, we are giving away THREE SIGNED copies of Ree’s new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays! To enter to win, use the PromoSimple Widget Below. Trust me, you all need this cookbook. It will make all of your holidays deliciously memorable!

And make sure you visit the following blogs for additional chances to win Ree’s book! And trust me, you want to see what recipes they made. I am officially starving!

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Dulce De Leche Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 80 minutes

Thick and fudgy brownies with dulce de leche! Top with ice cream and an extra drizzle of ducle de leche for a divine dessert!


5 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Half a 14-ounce can dulce de leche
Ice cream and additional dulce de leche, for serving, optional


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously spray an 8-inch square baking pan or an 8 x 10-inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray.

2. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in about 45-second intervals, stirring each time, until it's completely melted. Set it aside to cool for 20 minutes or so.

3. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream together until light and fluffy.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

5. With the mixer on low, slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate. Mix until combined.

6. Add the flour and vanilla extract. Mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through.

7. Spread the batter into the greased pan.

8. Place the dulce de leche in a glass bowl. Warm it in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Drop large dollops of dulce de leche on the surface of the brownie batter. Use a knife to slowly swirl it through the brownie batter. Don't drag the knife sideways through the batter, hold it so the thin side of the knife leads the way.

9. Bake brownies for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is almost totally set.

10. Let the brownies cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Carefully turn them out of the pan and let them cool completely.

11. Cut the brownies into squares and serve. Top with ice cream and extra dulce de leche, if desired.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

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138 Responses to “Dulce De Leche Brownies”

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  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 30, 2013 @ 3:12 am

    Awww, Caleb is adorable with that book! And these brownies are completely irresistible!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 30, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    Such gorgeous brownies! I would love a big piece! The dulce de leche just makes them pop! I bet it’s so good with the brownies. Pinned!

  3. Skye — October 30, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    The idea of dulche de leche -one of my all time favourite things – and brownies – another of my all time favourite things – is just too too too much. Yum.

  4. Erica — October 30, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    LOVE the new book. There are so many recipes I want to make. The chicken chili is totally delicious. The brownies look amazing

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  6. Betty Saboe — October 30, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    Look like great tasting brownies.

  7. April Yedinak — October 30, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    Boy these sure look delicious! I love holiday recipes, especially Christmas. It is my absolute favorite holiday.

  8. Susan D — October 30, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    This cookbook looks like required reading… and eating!

  9. Victoria Purinton — October 30, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    The brownies look awesome! I love Ree. I am a Pioneer Woman subscriber. Have a great day!

  10. martina fegan — October 30, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    LOVE the Pioneer Woman and Love your site. I have her first cookbook and if this is anything like that one – it will be fabulous! Have been trying many of the recipes posted on Two Peas and Their Pod. Between your recipes and Ree’s, my family is in heaven!

  11. Andrea — October 30, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    I think I would have a love hate relationship with that book!

  12. Jessica — October 30, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    I’m so looking forward to her new book!

  13. Christina — October 30, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Question for you- do you ever make Dulce de Leche by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk? I have seen other recipes with those directions, but have not tried it myself. Thanks for your input.

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  15. Tieghan — October 30, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    Amazing brownies!! I want them and this book!! So excited to get my hands on it! :)

  16. Gerry @ foodness gracious — October 30, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    Holy brownies Batman, these look amazingl!!

  17. Jenny Flake — October 30, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    These look amazing! Loving Ree’s Book! xoxo

  18. Sadye — October 30, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    I think you should also love Ree for such a short ingredient list in an amazing-looking recipe!

  19. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — October 30, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Those looks so good covered in dripping dulce de leche and melting ice cream!

  20. Joanna @ the knitlit twit — October 30, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    The book looks great with all of the step-by-step pictures, so helpful. And I don’t need convincing to try anything dulce de leche!

  21. raizy — October 30, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    These brownies look sinful! I adore your site and Ree’s!

  22. Heather Christo — October 30, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    These are awesome- I have them bookmarked to make!

  23. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — October 30, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    I just ordered her book, but I don’t think I can wait to make these. Love everything about them!

  24. They look so amazing!!!

  25. Martha Mitchell — October 30, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Brownies look spectacular! Loved the picture of Caleb “reading” the cookbook! I can understand why—I love all her pictures of the animals and the ranch too!!

  26. Hannah — October 30, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I love Ree too! The picture of your little guy Caleb is so adorable :) oh and of course the brownies look delish

  27. Auntiepatch — October 30, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love Ree!

  28. Nana Phyllis — October 30, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    Thanksgiving is my fav. Holiday and I’d love to have Ree’s cookbook!

  29. Lynn Hawkins — October 30, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    These look great. Am I missing something or is there no amount given for vanilla extract? Thanks.

    • Two Peas replied: — October 30th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

      Updated the recipe! Thanks for catching that!

  30. Kathy Moran — October 30, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Brownies look awesome….I am so going to try these… thanks for the chance to win this cookbook…would so love to win it…

  31. Carmi — October 30, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    I have one of Ree’s cookbooks already and use several of the recipes. This one would make a great addition to my holiday cooking and baking.

  32. Marian (Sweetopia) — October 30, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Oh my gosh, these look to die for!!

  33. Stephanie L — October 30, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    My favorite holiday is Christmas – you can’t avoid all the holiday cheer :)

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  35. Margi in Ky — October 30, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I am a cookbook junkie with over 750 books. But the one I grab the most is Ree’s first cookbook. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  36. Julie @ Table for Two — October 30, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I LOVE this!! It looks so decadent and perfect for any weeknight dessert craving!

  37. Gina — October 30, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Awesome- love Ree & those brownies- to die for. Perfect this Christmas.

  38. mom@lthfarm — October 30, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    The brownies look just like something Ree would do, and that book….man, I’d love to have it! :) Thanks for the chance. P.S. your baby’s a doll!!

  39. Libby — October 30, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    I would love to see what Ree’s cookbook has for side recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas…always looking for new recipes to try. My mouth drools everytime I watch an episode with her baking sweets!

  40. LaKesha Bankston-Glover — October 30, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Ree is…from her photography to the recipes. The brownies are the perfect treat for any occassion, but I would love to see the rest of the holiday recipes in the new cookbook. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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