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Caramel Brownies Recipe
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Caramel Brownies Recipe

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I love to cook. My family can't possibly eat all of the sweets I whip up, so my co-workers are more than happy to sample them—particularly these rich, chewy brownies that are full of gooey caramel, chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts. —Clara Bakke, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 14 ounces caramels
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 376 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs and milk. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts.
  2. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the caramels and condensed milk over low heat until caramels are melted. Pour over baked brownie layer. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
  4. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over caramel layer; carefully swirl brownie batter with a knife.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Brownies in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 376 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Caramel Brownies

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"I make a version of this with a chocolate cake mix (regular no pudding added), add 2/3 cup evaporated milk and one stick melted butter to the mix, bake 2/3 as indicated, melt caramels with 1/3 cup evaporated milk and layer caramel, nuts and choc chips. Drop remainder of batter over the top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014 Edited Sep. 29, 2014

"I have never seen canola oil in UK. Is there a substitute I could use instead?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Easy to do and so delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"great"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"The brownie part was okay. Maybe I overcooked it. My favorite brownie recipe is Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies. May try to do a caramel layer with that recipe next time."

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