Sunday, March 1, 2009

Caramel Brownies

Remember a few weeks ago, when I mentioned that this recipe made it into my husband's top 5 desserts? Well, these brownies have to be in mine!

I think this recipe came from my Aunt Janice, but I'm not sure. Maybe she'll leave a comment and let us know. :) If you like chocolaty and gooey, I think you'll love these. The recipe makes a 13 x 9" pan, perfect for sharing. Believe me, unless you have a big family, you'll want to get some of these out of the house!
Caramel Brownies

2/3 c. evaporated milk, divided
14 oz. pkg. caramels
3/4 c. butter, melted
1 pkg. German Chocolate cake mix
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350.

Melt caramels with 1/3 c. evaporated milk over low heat. (Unwrapping the caramels is the most tedious part of this recipe.) :)

Combine the melted butter, remaining 1/3 c. evaporated milk and cake mix.

Spread 1/2 the batter into an ungreased 13 X 9" pan. (An offset spreader really helps with this, but you could use the back of a spoon, too.) Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
Sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips and pecans. Spread melted caramels over the chips and nuts. Drop remaining cake batter on top. (Don't worry about spreading the batter out; it will spread while baking.)

Bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
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32 comments:

  1. Those looks so wonderfully gooey. I've made caramel brownies before and they didn't come out so gooey. Love that photos with the nuts and chips layered on top!

    Congrats to your winner!
    ~ingrid

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  2. You just became my favorite person in the world. I can't wait to try these!

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  3. OMG! This recipe should filed under "Decadent Desserts"... they look good...

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  4. I am going to the store to get caramels RIGHT NOW! YUM!

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  5. These are one of my favorites too! YUM!

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  6. Those look beautiful. I got that recipe from Claudia Quigg, the first new mother friend I made when Maura was a baby 30 years ago. She called them "Illini Bars" since she was from Illinois. You can freeze what you don't want to eat right away.

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  7. These look incredibly evil...I mean...delicious!

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  8. YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing. I've got to try them. :) Your blog is becoming a favorite of mine... I better be careful! :)

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  9. Speaking from taste-testing experience, THESE ARE YUMMY. I would share, but they are gone!

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  10. i love those!! i got the recipe from verybestbaking.com :)

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  11. This is definetly an OMG dessert. I love, love, love anything with caramel so this is on my list of indulgences to bake. :)

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  12. Oh Bridget these look sooooooo dangerous. Thanks for posting this I will have to make them this week. I think the boys will LOVE them.

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  13. Hey Bridget,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are a talented baker and decorator, I'll have to look for ideas from you.

    Best,
    Mira

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  14. Love these! Although, I makde them with out the nuts.

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  15. I just bought the stuff to make these! They sound so yummy.

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  16. Oh, My. Those could be a problem for me! A GOOD problem!

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  17. Those look amazing!
    They may be the perfect little something to make for my house guest this weekend!

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  18. Hello gorgeous caramelly brownie! Is caramelly a word? If not, it should be! I just added you to my "Fellow Foodies" list on my blog.

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  19. Evil - pure evil!!! I can't WAIT for Lent to be over so I can make these . . . I think they've just replaced old school jelly beans as my indulgence on Easter morning after a sugar-free Lent!

    Oh, and thanks for the wonderful recipe - seriously, these sound like they'll be my new favorite!

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  20. Gosh these look good. Next time I make brownies, I'll be doing these.

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  21. OMG!! These sound and look soo delicious!! I just stumbled upon this blog and I love your stuff!!

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  22. OMGOSH ... these brownies look spectacular. can you share the reciepe?

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  23. Ok, question: Did you mix the cake mix as directed on the box and then add the butter and evaporated milk or do you just mix the dry cake mix, butter and evaporated milk? I feel stupid for asking this but mine did not turn out like your picture and so I am thinking I did something wrong. Thanks for any help on this!

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  24. Hey New Momma...

    Yes, just mix the dry cake mix with the evaporated milk (1/3 c) and the butter. Hope that helps!

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  25. I made these and they were a huge hit!!

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  26. Wow this is too funny. My mom sent in this recipe to her newspaper a good twenty years ago and they put it in the newspaper. We still have the clipping. I make these all the time, people adore them.

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  27. Hi, i have a question... i have melted caramel in my house, how much of this one i could use for this recipe? insted of the one in the paper. thanks

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  28. I just made these and they look so yummy. My only question is, the second half of my cake batter did not spread out like you said, about half way through cooking, I had to get a spoon and flatten it out. Did I do something wrong?

    I can't wait to eat them! Thanks!

    Becky

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  29. These brownies were amazing! I made a batch and took them to work, my co-workers couldn't stop talking about them. This recipe is easy and fun to make. Thank you for sharing. I'm definitely making them again.

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