These brownies are ridiculous. I mean, really, really ridiculous. They are so freaking good, but super rich. I actually made these for football tailgating and I was going to make two batches because there were going to be quite a few people there, but there was no need. These are super, super rich and these bad boys will satisfy any sweet tooth desire.
These are really simple to make, and the surprise inside of course is the huge blast of caramel, but the other surprise is that these brownies are made with german chocolate cake mix. Who would have thought? It made these brownies so moist with a little bit of the cakey texture, but more like a brownie. Does that make sense? These brownies reminded me of those expensive boutique bakery brownies that cost $6 a brownie. These brownies only have five ingredients and all the ingredients put together for a whole pan of these amazing brownies cost just about as much that one expensive brownie.
Cake mix $1.12
Target brand Chocolate Chips $2.30
Evaporated milk $1.00
Sounds like a well spent $7.64 if you ask me. You can cut these puppies into 9 or 12 squares. Or even 6 squares, but make sure you have a tall glass of milk to go with all that delicious richness.
Using a double boiler or a do what I did, a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the caramels with the evaporated milk.
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Brownies
1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix
1/3 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk (additional)
1/2 cup Butter, Melted
70 whole Caramels, Unwrapped
1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Powdered sugar (optional)
1 cup nuts of any kind, almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc mixed into the dough. (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until completely combined. Mixture will be very thick. Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
In a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of boiling water) melt caramels with additional 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Once melted and you have licked the spoon, pour over brownie first layer. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the caramel. Work out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies.
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