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Chocolate caramel brownies

This brownie recipe is by far my favorite of all time. That is saying a lot. ALL TIME FAVORITE BROWNIES. I discovered the recipe years ago and have made it about a million times since. If someone asks me to bring a dessert to a party, I almost always make these. And they last about 10 minutes in the pan. I'm not kidding. Gooey, chocolatey (but not too chocolatey), crunchy, mouth-watering deliciousness.

Before you get dressed for your party tonight, throw these together. Everyone will thank you for it!

Preaheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine:

An 18.25-oz. package of German chocolate cake mix

3/4 cup melted butter

1/3 cup evaporated milk (I used sweetened condensed milk this time because it's what I had in the house. I typically use evaporated milk, but both work great!)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Spread half (only half!) of the batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes.

While you are waiting, unwrap an entire 14-oz. bag of individually wrapped caramels. Throw them into a saucepan, along with another 1/3 cup of evaporated milk (or sweetened condensed, if that is what you have in the cupboard).

Cook over very low heat, stirring constantly, until caramel is smooth.

Sprinkle 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over the partially cooked brownies.

Pour the melted caramel mixture over top of that.

With a spoon, drop the remaining half of the batter over the very top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

I always have a hard time waiting for these to cool, so I throw them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

And I eat a large brownie as I take photos of three others. What?! I couldn't help it!

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (11)

The recipe looks great but that looks more like condensed milk than evaporated milk, are you sure that's correct?

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGloria

yes i thought the very same thing...that is def not evaporated milk in that photo...looks like sweetened condensed milk to me too...plz let us know for sure because i want to make these soon.

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherrie

Every other recipe for this says evaporated milk and I have to agree that looks like sweetened condensed up there. I've seen this recipe before - but now seeing it here - I'm definitely making it!

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

You all are right! I use both, and sweetened condensed is what I had in the house this time around. Evaporated is what I have down in my original recipe, and it works great, too!

01.4.2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

These brownies have me absolutely drooling! They look amazing!

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Uhhh, definitely not hard to see why they're your favorites! What absolutely stunning and droolworthy brownies. These will be made soon.

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Can brownies really get any better? Certainly with this recipe! What a great addition to an old favourite. Well done!

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMedifast Coupons

Oh me oh my! Those DO look delicious!

01.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika Beth

I've had these before and they are to die for! Good to know sweetened condensed milk can work too.

I have been making these for years, but I use regular milk, a little extra butter and instead of unwrapping caramels, I use the caramel apple dipping sauce that I have microwaved a minute or so until it is melted and can be poured over the brownies. Much faster, and sooner to eat!

01.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Just made these today, and they were fabulous! I will definitely be making them again soon, thanks.

05.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

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