Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fudgy Chocolate Caramel Brownies



When Pompeian asked me to be a part of the group that would be reviewing some of their products I really had no idea how much I would end up loving them. I honestly thought that oil was oil.

I mean I knew the super pricey olive oils were different. But the oils that us regular folk buy? I figured they were pretty much all the same. NOPE!!

I used Pompeian's Extra Virgin Olive Oil to make my Tuna Panino with Italian Salsa Verde and was blown away by the clean bright flavors.


Then I received my bottle of Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray

I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to use it for first.

Sweet, savor, baking, sauteing, decisions decisions!!

I decided to head over to their website first and gather some information.

This is what I found:
  • Pompeian imports 100% of its Grapeseed Oil from France. Its light flavor comes from delicate wine grapes, preserving the flavor offood. It’s perfect for stir frying, deep frying, sautéing and baking.
  • Grapeseed Oil is also a rich source of Vitamin E and antioxidants.
  • Pompeian Grapeseed Oil reduces the absorption of food, preserving its natural flavor. And its high smoke point makes it ideal for your heavy load of holiday baking..
Baking it is!! 



I was so excited to get into my kitchen and start baking these ooey gooey fudgy brownies, and I happy knowing that, by using the Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray, the only thing you would taste is that fudgy goodness!



The other thing I loved was that I was using all natural oil instead of a non stick spray that was full of chemicals. I knew I was putting nothing but these wonderful brownies into their mouths

I have used it for baking, sauteing, frying eggs, it works perfectly with any dish you would use oil or non stick spray.

Check out this video on how their unique bottle design makes all of your cooking processes easier.



As a thank you, Pompeian is giving away a $200 gift card. Simply fill out this short survey and you are entered to win!! What a perfect time of year to win $200 right?

Head over here for a $1.00 of coupon for any Pompeian Olive Oil

And don't forget to like Pompeian on Facebook to be kept up to date with all things Pompeian!


Fudgy Chocolate Caramel Brownies
slightly adapted from Sweet Anna's

3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped milk chocolate bar
1 cup caramel, chopped into chip sized bites

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Grease a 9 x 13" baking dish and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda. Stir in the melted butter until smooth. Add the sugar, eggs , vanilla and salt and combine well. Stir in the boiling water until the mixture is smooth and thick.

Toss the chocolate with the flour, add to the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined.

Spread the batter into your prepared baking dish and scatter your caramel "chips" across the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the pan.

Cool completely in the pan.

ENJOY!!

I received free product from Pompeian. All views are my own. 

31 comments:

  1. I actually already use this brand and I am very happy with the results. Your brownies sound absolutely divine, too, by the way.

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  2. Grapeseed is very healthyk I used to use powdered grapeseed to treat candida. Now I am good as long as I watch my diet. No Chocolate Caramel brownies for me!

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  3. Never tried Grapeseed oil-have to find this in the spray bottle form to try it out. Those brownies look and sound really really delicious.

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  4. There is a lot of buzz about this Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray. I like that is it 100% natural. I am going to look for it at my grocery store. (Thanks for the coupon.) The brownies speak for themselves! Yum Yum!

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  5. I've heard a lot about Pompeian oils.... All positive things. These brownies look fantastic! I may have to try them out!

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  6. I use their grapeseed oil spray as well as their other oils all the time. The flavors of their oils is so much better than others I have tried. The brownies look great, I want to try to make some.

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  7. This is my husband's favorite dessert. In the past, I've always cheated and used the boxed mix. I can't wait to try your recipe and see how much better they are!

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  8. I have never heard of such a spray before, but those brownies look heavenly!

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  9. I love chocolate caramel brownies. I have tried this spray too and it does work well.

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  10. love brownies! never had caramel brownies though, sounds amazing!! thanks for sharing the recipe! =)

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  11. The brownies look delish! I havent used grapeseed before. I'll have to try it soon.

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  12. I never thought of using grape seed oil for baking! These brownies look delectable.

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  13. Those look awesome! I would to try those out maybe while my parents are here this week.

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  14. Your brownies look just awesome and make me hungry by the way. Recipe is great only not sure where to get Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray, never tried one.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  15. Oh my goodness; those brownies look absolutely delicious! Yum! I want a bite!
    I just got some Pompeian Grapeseed Oil spray and I can't wait to try it out!

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  16. Those are about the nicest looking brownies I have ever seen! I like grapeseed oil because of its high smoking point, you can use it in situations that would cause olive oil to oxidize which is not good.

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  17. These look delish. I will certainly try this I have never tried grapeseed oil before. Excited to try!

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  18. Have never used their product before. I have my go to brands that I use. I may have to try this since you say it's pretty good.

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  19. These look so good that my mouth is literally watering. I have never used this brand before but I will be on the lookout for it because these brownies look delicious.

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  20. These look so delicious! I could eat them all!

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  21. I love Pompeian products, but never thought of baking with them. This fudgy caramel brownie recipe has me drooling. Bookmarking for our baking day.

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  22. I have been meaning to buy the Pompeian spray. It looks like it is a better alternative than its competition. This brownie recipe looks delicious. That is one of my family's favorites!

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  23. From BabsProjects: Those fudge brownies look very appealing. I have never used grapeseed oil before. I will have to check it out.

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  24. I can not resist chocolate and caramel together. It's impossible. I need this TODAY. LOVE your recipe!

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  25. Spray oils can be especially great to use. Plus... chocolate=yum.

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  26. Chocolate caramel and brownie. I think you may have read my mind for the perfect sweet treat

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  27. Those look delicious! I'm sure they they are since they have caramel in them!

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  28. Ahhh! You do it again. You kill me with the post. These look so delicious that I can't stand it. Hahaha! If I feel up to it on Sunday I'm going to try and make these, they look as if they'll make me feel better. Feel better brownies, that has such a nice ring to it, right? Now, I too was under the impression that Pompeian was just another oil on the shelf, so I'd tend to go for the higher priced one since it's burned in my brain the higher the price the better the oil, but because you rock in all things food related, I shall try this Pompeian EVOO and Grapeseed. :-) Thank you for the post, another simply fabulous post.

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  29. My mouth started watering seeing these amazing brownies!

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  30. Thanks for adding this to the table, Bobbi

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