Today’s recipe is one I have had for years. I haven’t shared it on the blog before because I figured it was a recipe everyone had.
Well, maybe everyone doesn’t have it but everyone SHOULD have it.
This recipe alone has made me a VERY popular mother with my boys and many of their friends. This is one of my most requested recipes from my kid’s friends.
I have made batches of these and delivered them to tour buses passing through town. Mailed them to missionaries. I have made them, wrapped them in plastic and foil and packed them into my suitcase to deliver them to certain college students. In other words – they are good!
They are also pretty easy to make because they use a cake mix. The only hard part of the whole recipe is unwrapping the caramels. The recipe calls for a bag of those individually wrapped Kraft caramels – the kind you make caramel apples out of. But these brownies are so good that it is easy to get one of the kids to unwrap them for you with the promise of a warm, gooey caramel brownie.
If you are lucky enough to have a Walmart near your house (I’m not) you may be able to find these…
They look just like chocolate chips but are made out of caramel. So easy to use – no unwrapping!!! I have only seen them at the Walmart in Provo, Utah and each time I visit I stock up!!
14 oz package Kraft caramels (about 50) or 1 bag of Caramel Bits
2/3 C evaporated milk, divided
1 box of German Chocolate cake mix
3/4 C butter, melted
1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1 C chopped nuts, optional. I don’t use.
Over medium low heat, melt 1/3 C evaporated milk and caramels in a saucepan. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Mix cake mix, butter, 1/3 C evaporated milk and nuts (optional). Mix together well. Press 1/2 of the dough into bottom of pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and spread caramel on top of that. Sprinkle remaining dough on top (will not completely cover) Bake 15-18 minutes. Can refrigerate to set caramel but we never do! Just eat them warm!!