Monday, January 27, 2014

Chocolate Fudge Caramel Brownies


This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with these simple and delicious chocolate fudge brownies with a gooey caramel center. This exquisite treat is perfect for anyone with a BIG sweet tooth.  I was busy running around on Saturday so I went with a box mix brownie this time.  We had friends coming over for dinner so I made these to spoil them afterwards! After dinner, we walked over to my neighbor's house for game night and I brought the rest of the batch with me. Instantly, my brownies were a hit! No one could tell that these brownies were made from a box because they were super moist and gooey.  

Chocolate Fudge Caramel Brownies
Adapted from I Heart Nap Time
Fudge Brownie Mix (+ ingredients the box calls for) - I used Ghirardelli Supreme
1/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Cup Chocolate Chips - I used semi-sweet ones
1 (11oz) Package Caramel Bits or Wrapped Caramels
1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 or 8x8 pan with foil and set aside. I made mine in an 8x8 for thicker brownies.
  2. In a large bowl combine the brownie mix and the ingredients that the box calls for. Then mix in 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate chips.
  3. Then, combine your caramels and 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk in a small pan over medium heat.  Keep an eye on the caramel so it doesn't burn and stir constantly.
  4. While the caramel is warming up, pour half of the batter into the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Stir the caramel mixture until smooth (about 10 min) and then pull out the brownie pan and drizzle the caramel over the bottom layer. Then pour the remaining brownie batter over top. Continue to bake the brownies for approximately 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean.
  6. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool. Then lift the foil and brownies out of the pan for easy cutting. - I stupidly skipped the foil step and boy was I sorry.  I lost lots of precious brownie that stuck to the pan and was too hard to eat.
  7. Enjoy!