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 An all-time Katy family favorite… perfect for any occasion!

Whenever I need to sign up to bring a dessert to an event, I know just what to make.  My mom has been making caramel brownies my whole life, and when I started making them for my own functions and get togethers, people loved them.  They were even re-named “Ridiculous Brownies” because of how ridiculously rich and good they were.  We use the same basic recipe as the one found online when you do a search for “caramel brownie recipe”, but I like to think of it as a family recipe.

The recipe calls for:
14 oz caramels
1 cup evaporated milk, divided
1 package German Chocolate Cake mix
¾ cup butter
2 cups chocolate chips

To begin, melt the caramels (unwrapped, of course) with ½ cup evaporated milk.  You can do this double-boiler style or you can microwave them in very small time increments, stirring after each, until melted.

Then, grease a 9 by 13 pan and heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Next, make the batter.  Stir together the cake mix, melted butter, and the rest of the evaporated milk.  Take half of the batter and spread it evenly across the bottom of the greased pan.  Bake this for 8 minutes.

When the brownies have baked for 8 minutes, remove them from the oven and sprinkle evenly the chocolate chips.  Layer on the melted caramel mixture.   On top of this, use a teaspoon and place small chunks of batter across the top.  Don’t try to spread the mixture out over the top of the caramel!  Continue placing small rounded spoonfuls across the top of the caramel until you have used up all of the batter. 

Bake for 20 minutes or so.  Let cool, cut, and serve.

This is the type of brownie that needs to be served on a plate with a fork.  It is ooey and gooey and completely rich and yummy!  Enjoy and let me know what you thought!  Post a comment below.

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