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


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large 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
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 376 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  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 for 35-40 minutes 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

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lgcombs User ID: 64013 248018
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"firefly2025 - You're trying to equate fluid ounces (volume) with weight. That only works for thin liquids like water, milk, and broth. 1 cup of chocolate chips weighs approximately 6 ounces."

cruisingail User ID: 1553892 233609
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"The cooking time is waaaay to long. I baked mine 35 mins and it was overdone. Too burnt on the edges, however the center was delicious! I would recommend checking them aat the 20 min mark. Remember the bottom layer was already bake 10 mins!!!"

Shirmapa User ID: 5226310 227154
Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"Used 1 can of Nestle Dolce de Leche Caramel instead of messing with caramels. It’s the same ingredients as above but milk and caramels are already combined. Pour the can into a microwave safe bowl and nuke until hot. I found this product by the sweetened condensed milks at Walmart under $3."

MarinaRo User ID: 7917922 225913
Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Delicious!!! I baked it without caramel.

After I baked the brownies I covered them with chocolate ganache and caramel."

MY REVIEW User ID: 216108 220910
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"I use the quick version: german chocolate mix 12 T melted butter 1/3 cup evap milk - press half in 13x9 pan, bake. In a saucepan, melt caramel 1/3 cup evap milk and pour over brownie mix. Sprinkle choc chips, pecans and put pieces of remainder dough on top and bake again. Absolutely wonderful - rich and delicious. I cut these in small squares... about 1 - 1.5" squares. And yes they freeze very well. These also taste very good chilled, straight out of refrigerator."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 220077
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Excellent! Easy to make and tasted great!"

kbettner User ID: 8079832 52543
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."

cooksuk User ID: 7314556 52542
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014 Edited Sep. 29, 2014

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

Bonito User ID: 1630276 34160
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Easy to do and so delicious"

piperlee User ID: 7677038 204661
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014


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