Hands down these are my favorite brownies! My mother has made them for years and years. Everytime I go home to visit she makes them for us.
They are so easy to make and they use a...dare I say... cake mix. I prefer to make my baked goods from scratch. I tried a few times to actually make them without using a boxed mix and couldn't pull it off. Can't blame a girl for trying though.
Chocolate Caramel Layer Brownies
Let's Get Started:
1 (14 ounce) package of caramels, unwrapped
2/3 cup (5 ounce can) evaporated milk, divided
1 box of German chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt caramels in a heavy sauce pan or double boiler with 1/3 cup of evaporated milk, stirring constantly until melted. Set aside.
Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine cake mix, melted butter, and remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Stir until well combined.
Press only half of the cake mix into prepared pan, covering the bottom. Bake for 6 minutes .
Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour melted caramel over chocolate chips, add nuts if desired.
Crumble remaining cake mixture in small pieces over the caramel layer.
Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Let brownies sit in the refrigerator for 30 to allow caramel layer to set (If you can wait that long).