Friday, August 13, 2010

Chocolate Caramel Melt-A-Ways Brownie Recipe

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This post is kind of torture for me.  In my last post I mentioned I am finally losing weight now that I've weaned my son, counting my Weight Watchers points... and here I am blogging about brownies. THESE brownies, no less.  These are my favorite brownies ever.  My mom has been making them for as long as I can remember.  They are so easy and SO good.  Ooey, gooey sticky caramel... extra chocolate.... yum.

So if I'm trying to lose weight, what am I doing baking brownies?  Tonight I'm bringing dinner to friends who just had a baby.  These are super easy take-along treats.  I made them last night, cut a few of the brownies and packed them up for my friends and sent the rest to work with my husband.  No temptation for me, but I'm so jealous of everyone who's getting to enjoy them today....

source: my mom :)
makes 4 dozen brownies

1 14-ounce package Kraft caramels (unwrapped!)
1/3 cup milk
1 package German chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
1 6-ounce package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts, optional (I always leave these out)

Preheat oven to 350°. In a double boiler, melt the caramels with 1/3 cup milk.

do you like my bat/Halloween spatula? Part of my every growing collection of Sur La Table spatulas...

Combine the cake mix (dry), butter, milk and nuts, mixing well. Spread half the batter in an ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake for 6 minutes.

Remove from oven and gently sprinkle with chocolate chips. 

Gently pour melted caramel mixture over the chocolate chips. 

Top with remaining cake batter (you need to use your hands to spread the cake batter and set it on top - it spreads together as it bakes).  

Bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.


ajcabuang04 said...

OMG!!! This looks soooo good!!! Chocolate and caramel are my favorite combination with chocolate ever!! Don't worry about the brownies not being "healthy". They say chocolate is good for you. That's my excuse to eat chocolate anyway. haha

Kristy said...

Ok, they are cooling on the counter! They still look a bit soft, but we'll have to wait and see!

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Glenn+Jenn+Owen+Ian said...

this is a recipe I grew up with, too. My mom calls them Chocolate Carmel Bars and I always omit the nuts, too!!