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Caramel Brownies Recipe

Caramel Brownies

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"This is a very easy recipe and very popular. The recipe came from a neighbor who brought it to our annual 4th of July picnic."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray one 9x13 inch pan with non-stick coating .
  2. Combine the cake mix, butter and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Mix well and pour 2/3 of the batter into pan.
  3. Press pecans into batter and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the caramel and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Stir until melted and smooth; pour over cooled cake mix.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of caramel and top with spoonfuls of remaining cake mix. Bake for additional l5 to l8 minutes; cool and cut.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2008

These are the best brownies you'll ever eat. However, if you use wrapped caramels instead of caramel sauce, it is easier to melt them in a bowl in a microwave for the sake of cleanup. Just stir every few minutes until smooth.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2011

These were WAY too rich for me....though my son loved them.


76 Ratings

Sep 01, 2005

I love this receipe, but I use caramel topping instead of the individual caramels. I spread it on the brownie part after it comes out of the oven.Then I sprinkle the chocolate chips over the topping. Continue with the rest of the instructions.

Mar 15, 2008

These was AWESOME!! Rich, oooey and gooey! The only change I made to this recipe was to substitute ground walnuts in place of chopped pecans (for the kids). In my opinion, this recipe was more time consuming than many brownie recipes. Make sure to cool bars completely, cut into small pieces and have LOTS of milk nearby!! The only thing I will do differently next time is to melt the caramel in a glass bowl over pan with boiling water (double broiler effect). The caramel made a mess out of my pot. I had to put water in the pot and heat to get all the caramel out. However, the preparation and clean up was WORTH every bite!

Nov 17, 2004

I made this recipe with brownie mix instead of the cake mix and just made the brownies as the package indicates. Then I made the caramel brownie recipe as it instructs. It turned moist and ooy gooey yummy!

Sep 29, 2006

These are always wonderful. Devil's Food cake mix can be subbed in for the German chocolate and I usually add another cup of chocolate chips to make these extra rich and gooey.

Oct 26, 2009

These were wicked gooey and yummy!! I heard the horrors of caramel cleanup so I used the sundae carmel sauce instead of wrapped caramels; in place of nuts I used heath bar pieces from the baking aisle; and Devils Food Cake in place of the recommended one (store didn't carry it). Only thing I would change is use a smaller pan-not the 9x13 because they were very thin and i like my brownies thicker. My students loved them!!

Sep 27, 2010

This is one of our favorite recipes but as others have noted, it is quite gooey and can be difficult to clean up after. I found that if you line your pan with parchment paper, it helps immensely. After your brownies are baked, lift up the parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut your brownies on a cutting board. Much easier all around!


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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