I had no idea, all along while I was making and enjoying these AMAZING brownies, that they harbored a secret past. They had a secret life that I knew nothing about. They have always been "Those Gooey Brownies" to me. Little did I know that Ole Gooey here was leading a double life under another name. Going around town, tempting people with it's hidden secret. The other name? Knock Ya Naked Brownies. Say What? For shame! Ha!
Yep, Ole Brownie here was tantalizing folks with a dark promise. That you will get so much delight from these brownies, that your clothes will magically be torn from your body. Well now, I'm here to tell you that you are safe from Brownie's devious, hidden nature. No clothes will be removed without permission. But Ole Gooey does bring a little party wherever it goes. A little party made just for your mouth. Seriously y'all, these brownies really are THAT good! A soft chocolate brownie surrounding a gooey caramel filling. Well here, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. If anyone ends up naked, just remember, it ain't the brownie's fault.
FOR THE CAKE:
1 box chocolate cake mix (I like Devil's Food)
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
FOR THE CARAMEL FILLING:
1 (11 oz.) bag caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup evaporated milk
I noticed this past fall that Kraft has come out with caramels made especially for melting. They are called Caramel Bits. If you can find these bags, it makes it so much easier instead of unwrapping a whole bunch of caramels. Because I always have to end up buying two bags of caramels when making this since we eat half the bag just unwrapping them...
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Note: stick with me in the directions here so you get everything layered the proper way. I promise this isn't hard but we do have a few steps to get through first. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, 1 cup evaporated milk and melted butter. Mix until combined (batter will be thick).
Put baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While it is baking, start making your caramel filling. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine caramels with 1/3 cup evaporated milk.
When brownie bottom is finished baking (it will only be partially baked), take out of oven and sprinkle with 2 cups chocolate chips.Then drizzle with prepared caramel sauce.
I just need a moment to appreciate this. Doesn't that caramel look good?
No need to be neat about spreading it out. If you want you can take your spoon and gently cover any big gaps in the topping but most of it will spread while baking. Look at all that caramel peaking through there...these really are so good y'all.
Note: If you'd like to fancy them up a bit, you can dust the top with a bit of powdered sugar.
Printable Recipe Here
Printable Recipe Here
Recipe inspired by one from Salt Creek Restaurant in Utah