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!