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!

Dulce De Leche Brownie Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Top with ice cream and dulce de leche for a divine dessert!

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 twopeasandtheirpod.com 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:)

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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!

Dulce De Leche Brownies on twopeasandtheirpod.com You HAVE to make these brownies!

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!

Dulce De Leche Brownies on twopeasandtheirpod.com These brownies are amazing!

Dulce De Leche Brownies

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 from 2 votes


  • 5 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low, slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate. Mix until combined.
  • Add the flour and vanilla extract. Mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through. Spread the batter into the greased pan.
  • 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.
  • Bake brownies for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is almost totally set. Let the brownies cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Carefully turn them out of the pan and let them cool completely. Cut the brownies into squares and serve. Top with ice cream and extra dulce de leche, if desired.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. Ree is DaBomb.com…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!

  13. WOWZA. These brownies look outrageous, Maria! What a fabulous recipe and great giveaway for Ree’s book. Caleb is such a little sweetie!

  14. BIG fan of Ree Drummond and Pioneer Woman’s Recipes! LOVE her blog as well. These brownies look absolutely …three words for it…ah-may-zing!!!!

  15. Dulce de leche is magically delicious! Paring it with chocolate brownies and then a brownie sundae is simply divine!

  16. Looks delicious, I will certainly be trying to make these this weekend.
    I love watching The Pioneer Woman as well she is an awesome mother & cook.

  17. Christmas has to be my favorite holiday. Celebrating Jesus birth, time with family and friends, and lots of delicious food.

  18. I love Ree’s cookbooks! I have read your blog before over the years. I’ve followed you on Pinterest for a long time πŸ™‚

    Happy Halloween Thanks for the give away.

  19. These look so delicious. The picture is adorable. πŸ™‚ The book is almost bigger then him. lol lol
    Love Ree’s life πŸ™‚
    Carol L

  20. I am positive that the dulce deb leche takes those brownies over the top! wow! Sharing this on my FB page!

  21. Ree’s “Peach-Whiskey Barbecue Chicken” is a real treat and yummy like all the others I’ve tried.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  22. I would love to win her cookbook. I have her other cookbooks and they are wonderful. I can’t wait to make those brownines.

  23. Oh man, that looks so good. I’m supposed to be working on papers and readings but instead just drooling over that brownie!

  24. I love Pioneer Woman, she has helped me to be more adventurous in the kitchen over the years. These brownies look sinful.

  25. Congratulations for your work, it’s awesome to enjoy all that you undertake from post to photography.

    greetings and thanks!

  26. Recipe is great. I baked last night. Did everything by recipe and they come out
    dry and all Dulce de Leche was on the bottom of the pan. I know what i did wrong so maybe this will be helpful for somebody. Do not drag knife through the bottom. Do that just on the surface and middle of the batter. My will be good with ice cream and i will try again.

  27. Oh my gosh this is serious food porn! That looks like the fudgiest, most chocolatey brownie I’ve ever seen. And the ice cream on top! Definitely going to have to give this recipe a try!!

  28. Credit should be given to David Lebovitz who I believe Ree got the recipe from. I’ve used it a lot. Its a good one.

  29. I made these when we had company over last week, and they were delicious! Love all of your recipes!Β 

  30. I made these and had to use bordens condensed Carmel because I couldn’t find the dulce de Lethe anyplace.but they were still awesome

  31. Hi I would love to make these. Β But can i use flax egg inteadbof eggs? Woud it change the txture or taste? Please advise. Thanks

  32. 5 stars
    In the cookbook “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” there are plenty of delicious recipes, I recommend you to prepare them.