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Caramel Brownies

COOK TIME
25 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
12-14
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Angie Mosier
COOK TIME
25 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
12-14
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Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
  • 2/3 cup (about 11 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
  • 1 (11-ounce) bag caramels
  • cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
  • Chef notes

    These decadent caramel brownies come together in a flash because the recipe uses boxed cake mix. If you just can't wait for these brownies to cool, I recommend scooping them into a bowl and topping with ice cream.

    Technique tip: Line your casserole dish with tin foil, making sure the foil folds over the edges. This will make pulling the brownies out of the pan and cutting them a breeze.

    Swap option: If you like a challenge make your own caramel sauce, just make sure it is super thick.

    Preparation

    1.

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

    2.

    In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, butter and 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out; it will be thin. Place the remaining batter in the fridge to chill.

    3.

    Bake the bottom brownie layer for 8 minutes.

    4.

    Meanwhile, unwrap the caramels into a microwave-safe bowl and add the remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until the caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth.

    5.

    Remove the brownies from oven; sprinkle evenly with the chocolate chips and pour the caramel over the chocolate.

    6.

    Remove the chilled batter from fridge. Scoop 2 tablespoons into the palm of your hand and flatten into a thin layer. Place the pieces over the caramel layer until it is completely covered. Return the brownies to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes more.

    7.

    Allow to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar (if you'd like) and cutting into squares.