Rating: 4.62 stars
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

This is an older recipe. It makes a wonderful chocolate brownie with a chewy caramel layer in the middle.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a heavy saucepan, combine caramels and 1/3 cup of evaporated milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth; set aside. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, melted butter and 1/3 cup of evaporated milk by hand until dough holds together. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan, reserving the rest.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crust, pour the caramel mixture evenly over the chips. Crumble the remaining dough over the caramel layer and return to the oven.

  • Bake for an additional 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in refrigerator to set the caramel before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 18.4mg; sodium 266.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (116)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
This recipe was excellent! Just what I was looking for and super easy to make. Contrary to what someone else said, there was certainly enough to put in a 9 x 13 pan, all you have to do is press half the mixture into the bottom of the pan!! These were not too surgary or sweet, they were perfect, all you have to do is follow the instructions. I cut them into smaller 2-3 bite size pieces and EVERYONE loved them and asked for the recipe. Don't change a thing! Thanks for sharing, Mary! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2004
This recipe, although tasty, was way way way too rich from all the butter. If I make it again I would cut the butter from 1 and 1/2 stick to just one stick... and that might be too much, too. The caramel/chocolate layer was yummy, though, and the dough, although cake-mix,tasted very homemade.... nobody knew otherwise. Also, my preferance is a more cakey brownie and these were very flat and dense... which I know a lot of people like. Even with the caramel/choc layer these were not too sweet, just too buttey. 3 stars because of the over-the-top butter taste..... Read More
(36)
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
This recipe was excellent! Just what I was looking for and super easy to make. Contrary to what someone else said, there was certainly enough to put in a 9 x 13 pan, all you have to do is press half the mixture into the bottom of the pan!! These were not too surgary or sweet, they were perfect, all you have to do is follow the instructions. I cut them into smaller 2-3 bite size pieces and EVERYONE loved them and asked for the recipe. Don't change a thing! Thanks for sharing, Mary! Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
Of all the caramel brownies recipes this one is the BEST by far. Refrigerating just to set the brownies is key and the baking times are more accurate. Also "crumble the batter" as opposed to "spread the batter" in the last step makes much more sense as spreading that kind of batter over melting chips and caramel is impossible! It's an A recipe and a family favorite!! Read More
(44)
Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2004
This recipe, although tasty, was way way way too rich from all the butter. If I make it again I would cut the butter from 1 and 1/2 stick to just one stick... and that might be too much, too. The caramel/chocolate layer was yummy, though, and the dough, although cake-mix,tasted very homemade.... nobody knew otherwise. Also, my preferance is a more cakey brownie and these were very flat and dense... which I know a lot of people like. Even with the caramel/choc layer these were not too sweet, just too buttey. 3 stars because of the over-the-top butter taste..... Read More
(36)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2008
These are very good...not my favorite brownie recipe - but very good!! I also am not a fan of cake mix bars but again was pleasantly suprised. I was going to make brownies when I realized I didn't have any eggs...this is a great recipe if you missing an ingredient! I also didn't have caramels but did have that caramel apple dip on hand. Worked great...I just plopped peices all over the 1st layer along with the chips and brownie mix. I will say that the brownie mix isn't really crumbly...its more smooth than the recipe states. But if you plop pieces of the brownie mix down too and wait a minute for it to melt slightly - you'll be able to smooth it into a nice 2nd layer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2006
These are very very rich (I usually don't think that about many deserts)! Here's what I will do differently next time: Use less caramels and omit the chocolate chips. Just a helpfull hint: Keep the melted caramels on low heat that way when you're ready to spread over bottom layer it pours easier. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
amazing recipe! i used it today for a party with friends and they all LOVED it were raving about it. i just used a couple variations based on the other reviews - less butter (only used 1/2 cup) fewer caramels (used about 40 instead of the 50 or so that come in the 14 oz bag) and fewer chocolate chips (just sprinkled them over the top as i saw fit). i also made the same recipe but with yellow cake mix to make blondies and my friends also loved those! anyway thanks so much for posting this it's a great recipe that i will definitely use again! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2003
These brownies tasted wonderful; however after removing them from the pan the bottoms were a fairly greasy. I may have done something wrong but I sprinkled a little cocoa powder on the greasy parts and it sucked it right up. Then I removed the cocoa powder. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2004
I love this recipe! A whole bag of caramels was a bit too much for me so I'll cut back somewhat the next time I bake these. Please make sure these brownies have completely cooled and that the caramel is set before you serve them. Otherwise they will be extremely gooey and for some reason too sweet. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2008
Delicious and easy to make! I also added pecans with the carmel and chocolate chips to make it more of a "turtle" brownie. Everyone LOVED them! Read More
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