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Gooey Caramel Cashew Brownies Recipe

Gooey Caramel Cashew Brownies Recipe

These ooey-gooey brownies are bursting with chocolate chips, gobs of caramel and plenty of cashews.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • TOPPING:
  • 16 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 9-in. square baking pans. Sprinkle with cashews. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, combine caramels and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until caramels are melted. Drizzle over brownies. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 198 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.