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Cognac Brownies

Cognac Brownies

Cognac Brownies are aromatic with vanilla and smoke notes, stuffed with caramels and topped with a homemade caramel sauce.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cognac Brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 378 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Brownie batter:

  • 6 tbsps. unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter room temperature1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Rollo chocolate caramels
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Homemade Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsps. unsalted butter at room temperature and cut up into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 baking pan with 1 tbsp. of butter.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together melted butter and sugar until smooth, add the cognac and continue whisking on medium. Whisk in each egg one at a time on low speed and whisk until well combined.
  3. Using a large rubber spatula, gently stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Fold in Rollo chocolate caramels. Spread batter into the baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes until set. 15 minutes into baking, remove dish from the oven and top with mini marshmallows, continue to bake until batter is settled.
  4. Remove and let cool completely.
  5. In the meantime work on the caramel sauce.
  6. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt sugar until a brownish liquid forms, make sure to stir constantly during this process.
  7. When sugar has completely melted, add the butter and stir until well combined.
  8. Carefully while still stirring add the heavy cream, once all the cream has been added let the mixture boil without stirring for one minute.
  9. Remove from heat, stir in salt, transfer to a mason jar (or any other container) and let it cool.
Nutrition Facts
Cognac Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 440mg19%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.