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Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies are a gooey, delicious treat everyone will love! Those yummy brownies have layers of chocolate and caramel in every bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 18 ounces brownie mix
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Caramel Center Ingredients

  • 11 ounces Kraft caramels
  • cup evaporated milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Place unwrapped caramels and the evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring constantly so the caramels do not burn, until the caramels are completely melted, and the mixture is evenly smooth (5 to 7 minutes).
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together brownie batter ingredients.
  • Spread two-thirds of the brownie batter into the lined baking dish.
  • Spread the caramel mixture over the brownie batter. Dollop it across the top so that you are not spreading the caramel down into the brownie batter.
  • Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the top of the caramel.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the hot brownies.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting.

Notes

You can use a 9x13-inch baking dish for a very thin caramel brownie or you can double the recipe.
Melting the caramel candies with the evaporated milk helps to keep the caramel nice and smooth and creamy in the center rather than crisping up.
Drop the caramel layer across the surface rather than pouring it into one spot and trying to spread it. Drop the top layer of brownie batter over the top to get some of the crackling of the caramel coming through after cooking.