My aunt gave me this recipe. It is a little trouble, but they will be the best brownies you'll ever eat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 brownies
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel caramels and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Heat and stir until all caramels are melted.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, melted butter, and chopped pecans. Place 1/2 of the batter in prepared baking pan.

  • Bake for 8 minutes.

  • Place the remaining batter into the fridge. Remove brownies from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Drizzle caramel sauce over chocolate chips. Remove brownie mix from refrigerator. Using a teaspoon, make small balls with the batter and smash flat. Very carefully, place on top of the caramel sauce until the top is completely covered.

  • Bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 64.1g 21% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 35.1mg 12% DV; sodium 397.8mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2007
These are excellent. I have made them 4 times and had success 3 times. DO NOT USE A GLASS PAN. They did not cook through all the way and were very bad. I used a metal 9X11 pan the next 3 times and they turned out perfect. Very moist and chocolately. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2006
This didn't work for me at all, it was very hard to get out of the pan and very sugar gritty and greasy. The only thing I can think of is maybe the chocolate cake mix is supposed to be prepared according to the box with the eggs and milk? If so the recipe should have stated that, it just says add the cake mix????? I might try it again and will add to my review. Seems everyone else likes them so there must be something to it. Read More
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338 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2007
These are excellent. I have made them 4 times and had success 3 times. DO NOT USE A GLASS PAN. They did not cook through all the way and were very bad. I used a metal 9X11 pan the next 3 times and they turned out perfect. Very moist and chocolately. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2008
OMG!! I have made these about 1000 times. Actually am making them again tonight. This is absolutely excellent and my hubby..my hubbys friends and coworkers ask for these all the time. All I have to say is DO AS INSTRUCTED! (Although I do have to say I put more batter on the bottom of the pan than top, seems to work out better)Do not make the cake mix (as on the back of the box) Do exactly as the instructions say to do in THIS recipe and it will turn out perfectly!! The only thing I would change is: if your husband KNOWS you are making these: HIDE THEM!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2006
This didn't work for me at all, it was very hard to get out of the pan and very sugar gritty and greasy. The only thing I can think of is maybe the chocolate cake mix is supposed to be prepared according to the box with the eggs and milk? If so the recipe should have stated that, it just says add the cake mix????? I might try it again and will add to my review. Seems everyone else likes them so there must be something to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
These brownies are AMAZING. I've made them 5 times since I discovered the recipe here and they just get better. Once I was forced to use caramel syrup and it was just as good, as well as a nice time saver. I always use Devil's Food and milk chocolate chips, it's important to put the remainder of the batter in the fridge while the first layer cooks--it's much easier to work w/ when it's cooler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
I normally avoid recipes with packaged cake mixes, but you will NEVER know that one was used in this recipe. These were the best brownies I've ever made. I wondered if I was missing a liquid ingredient while mixing the batter, but the directions are correct. The batter is very thick and hard to stir, but that the way it is supposed to be. We had so many Christmas treats at work this year, but this was the most popular. The brownies are gooey. Don't cut them until they have completely cooled. I made them at night and cut them the next morning. If I had to describe these brownies in one word, it would be "decadent." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2007
I accidentally made this recipe with sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk and they were fabulous - the only way my husband will eat them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
These brownies are amazing! Best I've ever eaten. EVER. and everyone RAVED at Christmas over them. I read a lot of reviews and they came out PERFECT the first time. Some things to note: #1 - I made sure to use a METAL pan. #2 - I used the baking caramels from Kraft so that I didn't have to unwrap them. There were less than 15 oz of caramels so I just used slightly less milk and it turned out great and I had plenty to cover the brownies. #3 - I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and I felt that milk chocolate would have been way too sweet. #4 - When layering the caramel and chips on the 1st layer of brownie mix the brownies will drop since they're not completely done. This worked fine. #5 - When laying out the 2nd brownie mix layer I took tbsp size scoops and rolled them into balls and flattened them with my hands. I then laid those on top of the caramel. It didn't entirely cover the top but it worked fine and spread out in the oven. Totally worth making. A Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2007
These were delicious. Make sure u stir your batter long enough for it to become totally "wet" to avoid grainy brownies that some have complained about. These will probably be the best brownies you ever taste, espeically if you like Turtle. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2007
I had issues also!:( It exploded in the oven. Is the cake mix suppose to be mixed up like the directions on the back of the cake mix box...or no? Read More
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