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Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies with Wheat Germ

Chocolate, caramel, salt, and wheat germ create an irresistible
combination. A little goes a long way with these decadent sweets.
Cut them into small pieces and enjoy them for a special occasion!

Makes 24 brownies

  • 12 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons good-quality caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving at least a 1-inch overhang for lifting out baked brownies. Place 8 ounces chocolate chips and butter in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted. Set aside.

In separate large bowl, combine eggs, coffee, yogurt, sugar and vanilla; stir until well mixed. Slowly stir in melted chocolate and butter until combined.

In medium bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add to chocolate mixture until just combined. Stir the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate chips into mixture.

Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.

Remove from oven and cool completely. Drizzle 3 tablespoons caramel and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt over brownies. To serve, place brownies in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes. Remove and cut into 24 squares.

At only 50 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, Kretschmer Wheat Germ delivers a protein-packed boost of vital nutrients.