If you have a craving for chocolate this is the recipe. My sister and I came up with us when we were young girls and craving a lot of chocolate one night. Top with chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, a cherry, of course, and sprinkle with nuts, if desired.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 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).

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  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Pour half of batter in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with a layer of chocolate bars. Cover with caramels. Pour remaining batter over all.

  • Bake in preheated oven 25 to 30 minutes, until set. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. 52.2 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
After looking over the recipe and before I even read the reviews I knew that just plopping caramels on the batter would be a concern. Having said that I made these with a couple of easy and minor changes--melt the caramels with 1/3 c. evaporated milk or half and half stirring frequently. Keep warm. Place half of the batter into the pan and bake about 5 minutes then let cool a couple of minutes. Dribble the melted caramel over the top then sprinkle with 1 cup of chocolate chips (I also added a half cup off chopped nuts). Drop the remaining batter all over surface spreading together carefully with a spatula. Return to oven and bake 18-20 minutes. With this method I had a delicious fudgey brownie with a perfectly gooey and soft caramel center. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2004
Instead of using the whole chocolate bar you should break it up into little pieces then they will not sink to the bottom of the pan and stick. I also had a problem with the carmel sinking it would work better if you melted it then poured it on top. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
After looking over the recipe and before I even read the reviews I knew that just plopping caramels on the batter would be a concern. Having said that I made these with a couple of easy and minor changes--melt the caramels with 1/3 c. evaporated milk or half and half stirring frequently. Keep warm. Place half of the batter into the pan and bake about 5 minutes then let cool a couple of minutes. Dribble the melted caramel over the top then sprinkle with 1 cup of chocolate chips (I also added a half cup off chopped nuts). Drop the remaining batter all over surface spreading together carefully with a spatula. Return to oven and bake 18-20 minutes. With this method I had a delicious fudgey brownie with a perfectly gooey and soft caramel center. Read More
(84)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
After looking over the recipe and before I even read the reviews I knew that just plopping caramels on the batter would be a concern. Having said that I made these with a couple of easy and minor changes--melt the caramels with 1/3 c. evaporated milk or half and half stirring frequently. Keep warm. Place half of the batter into the pan and bake about 5 minutes then let cool a couple of minutes. Dribble the melted caramel over the top then sprinkle with 1 cup of chocolate chips (I also added a half cup off chopped nuts). Drop the remaining batter all over surface spreading together carefully with a spatula. Return to oven and bake 18-20 minutes. With this method I had a delicious fudgey brownie with a perfectly gooey and soft caramel center. Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Oooh-this is decadent! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2004
Instead of using the whole chocolate bar you should break it up into little pieces then they will not sink to the bottom of the pan and stick. I also had a problem with the carmel sinking it would work better if you melted it then poured it on top. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Oh My!!! This was soooo good! Very rich and gooey. I used a fudge brownie mix. Poured 1/2 in the pan topped with 1 jar of Caramel Ice Cream topping (no problem with caramel melting being too chewy etc...) srinkled a couple of large handfuls of semi sweet chocolate chips and then the rest of the brownie mixture. Baked until set and then drizzled more caramel sauce on top before serving. It was great and all 10 people loved it! We will make this again and again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2004
This is a really rich treat! I made this for my caramel-crazed boyfriend and he really liked this dessert. The brownie baked up perfectly and the chocolate bars melted wonderfully. If I make this again the only change I will make is to melt the caramels down before pouring them over the chocolate bars since they did not melt down during baking but instead maintained their cube shape. Melting the caramel down will allow it to be more evenly distributed. Also I only had room in my 13x9 pan for 6 chocolate bars even though the recipe calls for 8. I used plain Hershey bars. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2006
These did not turn out as well as I expected. The caramel needed to be cut with milk or something similar. I was expecting gooey caramel but the caramel basically ends up harder than its original state. Some people might like that though. Way too chewy for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
This recipe was GREAT and easy to make! I modified it a bit by using chocolate chips instead of candy bars and melted the caramel with 2/3 c. evaporated milk over the stove and then pouring the caramel mixture over the chocolate chips and first layer of brownies. I also added miniature marshmallows over the carmel and then topped off with the remaining brownie mix. It was REALLY YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2007
This was awesome; as a hint for the caramel - I used the "rolled caramel" circles that are used to do caramel covered apples with; that worked great and I broke it up so it's not so chewy. Also I used a brownie mix that had peanut butter cups in it.....Wow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2004
How can you go wrong with delicious chocolate brownies? We keep kosher and I had a hard time finding kosher caramels so I used Rolos. Cutting them prior to putting them on would have perfected the brownies but they were quite delicious. And my 3 year old enjoyed helping prepare the recipe. Read More
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