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Caramel Brownies

I love to cook. My family can't possibly eat all 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
    2 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Spoon two-thirds of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over caramel layer; carefully swirl brownie batter with a knife.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 376 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • resalee
    Sep 13, 2020

    Wonderful if you love caramel which I do. These brownies are very sweet but the walnuts balanced that out. I will certainly make them again!

  • Queenlalisa
    Mar 1, 2020

    So good! Full of chocolatey caramely goodness!

  • 5717rees
    Jan 15, 2020

    I enjoy a homemade brownie and I really enjoy caramel, put that combo and you have an excellent outcome!!! Greg, I am guessing you just missed the caramels listed in the ingredient listing.

  • greg
    Dec 6, 2019

    " caramels are not listed in the ingredient list..."

  • Jeff N Wendy
    Nov 9, 2019

    I made these according to the recipe except I made and melted my own caramels. A big hit.

  • khegeman
    Apr 1, 2019

    I left out the walnuts, because my family is not a fan of nuts. I also used caramel bits, because they are smaller, melt faster and do not require unwrapping. I did use 14 ounces (an 11 ounce bag plus 3 ounces from a second bag). My family loved them; even my daughter, who is very picky about brownies.

  • gaylene2
    Mar 12, 2019

    Be sure and unwrap your caramels FIRST before anything else if your're by yourself. (Kids are a big help then!!) It takes a long time and your half-baked brownies have to wait awhile as you finish up the filling. It calls for 14 oz of caramels and I could only find 12 oz pkgs. Bulk caramels would be good. I recommend 60 caramels for a 9 X 13 pan. And 1/3 c. of EVAPORATED MILK is WAY LESS expensive than condensed milk. I agree that the time in the oven is too long. Keep an eye on it!

  • amsm
    Feb 17, 2019

    These brownies are good, and the caramel is perfect. The chocolate is rich and the caramel is a smooth texture. I did taste the oil in these brownies.

  • dlynsmith9
    Jan 12, 2019

    I made this recipe for my dinner party, and it was a big hit. I used chocolate caramels instead of the regular caramels, and I added chocolate buttercream frosting on top. They are very rich, but delicious. You must follow the recipe closely, and bake that first layer before adding the caramel, because the caramel will sink to the bottom if you don't bake it first than add the caramel mixture.

  • B
    Apr 16, 2018

    I didn't think it was possible to go wrong with chocolate and caramel; I made these and couldn't even make it through my piece- had to throw it away it was Disgusting! One star because it won't let me select 0.