Friday, January 6, 2012

Recipe Redux: Caramel Brownies

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We're still trying to recover from the holidays in our household. We've done tons of cooking, but not a lot of blogging. So here's a classic recipe from a few years ago with a brand new--and much improved--photo:  Caramel Brownies.  A gooey layer of buttery caramel sandwiched between two delicious layers of chocolate brownie.  These are just about as good--not to mention as easy--as it gets!


Caramel Brownies
from my friend Des
caramel-brownies

50 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
1 can evaporated milk
1 box german chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tablespoons flour
12 oz chocolate chips

Combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in a small saucepan and heat over low until melted. Stir to combine. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix, butter, flour, and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Spread half of the cake mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. As soon as the bottom layer comes out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips and spread on caramel. Top with remaining cake mixture, and bake for another 15-18 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

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20 comments:

  1. Oh yum, these look so delicious. One of these to aid my revision right now would be ideal :)

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  2. There is nothing else to say except YuUM!

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  3. I think these are the brownies that one of my teachers use to make us in middle school for "good behavior" I still remember how delicious they were! I am going to make these soon!! Thanks for posting!

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  4. I tried these tonight. Oh, wow. Soooo good.!!!!

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  5. As I read about your 'Carmelitas', I kept thinking about my favorite 'Caramel Brownie' recipe ... which is the same as yours. This recipe is so good that I had a caterer trade me any recipe of hers for this 'caramel brownie' recipe. She then named it 'gut-bombers'. I have even doubled the recipe, put it in a air-tight container and given it as a gift to someone that adores them! ...so yes, they are wonderful!

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  6. I have this same recipe from my local Junior League cookbook. They are wonderful and so much better than the box version.

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  7. I make these but I add a cup of nuts with the chocolate chips then pour the caramel on. They are to die for........

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  8. Hello! I was wondering, if I do not find the german chocolate cake mix, can I use my regular brownie recipe and bake as directed on yours? Than you for posting!

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    1. Hi Francesca. If you don't have a german chocolate cake mix, you can substitute a devil's food cake mix and follow the directions on this recipe, or you can use a brownie mix prepared according to the package directions.

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    2. Thank you very much! I will try this brownie, it looks really provocative!

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    3. Thank you for taking the time to answer me. I will try, this brownie really looks provocative! I'm from Venezuela and I like very much your blog

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  9. I want to make these, I have a question about the cake mix? Do I follow the box directions & then add the additional ingreadienets-- or skip them and just add the flour & butter? ( no eggs?)

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    1. Ignore the directions on the box! Just combine the mix with butter, flour, and 1/3 cup evaporated milk.

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  10. Dear Lulu the Baker,

    How can I save this recipe to my recipe list from ZipList.com?

    Gracias!

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    1. Hi! I just added the ziplist button to the bottom of the caramel brownies recipe. Thanks for the heads-up; I have to paste it into all old recipes one-at-a-time, so I sometimes forget which ones I haven't gotten to!

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  11. At my house, these are called "turtle cake"...made the same way. You want to eat the whole bunch but can hardly finish eating one ~ they are so decadent.
    MJ

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    1. They are so good! Do you add pecans to yours?

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  12. love these..makibg them right now

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  13. has anyone made these ahead of serving and frozen them?

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