Last week, I shared some of my favorite desserts that I make every year usually just at Christmas time. One of the desserts that I make every year but I had not posted yet is this recipe of Caramel Brownies.
I LOVE caramel. I think that is very evident with my recipes of Caramel Topped Pecan Cream Cheese Pie, Chocolate Caramel Cookies, Apple Caramel Dip, and Caramel Corn. This is another caramel recipe that is just awesome. They are rather sweet, which is just fine by me. I make up two pans of these scrumptious treats, cut them into squares after they cool, and freeze them to be used later with all of our other goodies when we pass them out.
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts divided (if desired-- I leave out.)
- 1 package 14 oz. caramels
- 1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs, and milk.
Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder; add to egg mixture and mix until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts.
Spoon 2/3 of the batter into a greased 13 x 9" baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile in a saucepan, heat the caramels and condensed milk over low heat until caramels are melted. Pour over baked brownie layer.
Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over caramel layer; carefully swirl brownie batter with a knife.
Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
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