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posted: 07/31/12

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These World’s Best Caramel Brownies are so easy to make and so delicious! Everyone always wants this caramel brownie recipe. With only six ingredients, this is going to be your new go to brownie recipe!
 
pile of caramel brownies with bite missing

When I was about six months pregnant with our third little wonder, a good friend of mine shared a Caramel Brownie recipe with me. Like my very pregnant self needed another method to get chocolate into my body. These are insanely good. I have made them a dozen times, and without fail whenever I make them for someone, they ask for the recipe. I cautiously give it to them, reminding them that I call them Crack Brownies for a reason. You start off eating just a little piece, and then you casually think you’ll just slice off a little snibit more. Okay, maybe just a tiny bit more. I mean, why not have another piece. Before you know it, you have eaten a whole row of the brownies!

Proceed with caution people.

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL BROWNIES

You start by melting some caramel with evaporated milk.

Combine dry German chocolate cake mix, melted butter, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Your batter won’t have the consistency of typical brownie batter. It’s a little more like dough.

Divide the batter in half and spread half of it into a greased 9 by 13 baking pan.

The layer will be very thin, but that’s cool, the best is yet to come.

Bake for 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Wipe up your drool. You aren’t done baking.

Once the first layer is baked, add the caramel evenly.

Sprinkle on the chocolate chips.

Then glob on the other half of the batter.

Put it back in the oven for about 18 more minutes.

When it comes out . . . here is where you need to be really careful. Just go ahead and admire it’s beauty. Don’t cut into it! Hand it off to someone you love. Because once you cut into it, there really is no going back.

And there you have it. Crack Brownies.

three caramel brownies pilled

Actually, these pictures come from my second time making these brownies in July. Typically when I do a blog post, I really am making something for a purpose. Gift, family dinner, party I’m attending, etc. These were originally made for my Fourth of July party, but they got eaten before I could get any good pictures of them! So I made them again. With no purpose. Dangerous. I finally sent about half the pan home with a friend who stopped by telling her that I needed to get them out of my home before I ate the rest. Crack. Brownies.

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5 from 7 votes

World’s Best Caramel Brownies

Serves: 24
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 26 minutes
Total: 36 minutes
These World's Best Caramel Brownies are so easy to make and so delicious! Everyone always wants this caramel brownie recipe. With only six ingredients, this is going to be your new go to brownie recipe!

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces of caramels {if you only find a 1 lb package you really do need to take out 2 ounces, this is not one of those times in life when more caramel is better}
  • 1/2 a cup and 1/3 a cup of evaporated milk divided
  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 a cup of melted butter a stick and a half
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Take the plastic off all of the caramels and put them in a small saucepan with 1/2 a cup of evaporated milk over medium heat. Heat until the the caramels are completely melted and the sauce is smooth, being careful to stir frequently.
  • While the caramels are melting, mix together the dry German chocolate cake mix, 1/3 a cup of evaporated milk, the melted butter, and the vanilla. Mix until it is a smooth consistency.
  • Divide the batter in half and spread half evenly into a greased 9 by 13 pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • After 8 minutes pull the brownies out, and top with the caramel sauce (spreading it very gently to make an even layer), sprinkle with chocolate chips, and then glob on the second half of the batter.
  • Put it back in the oven for 18 minutes.
  • Enjoy the deliciousness, but be careful.
Calories: 513kcal (26%) Carbohydrates: 85g (28%) Protein: 5g (10%) Fat: 19g (29%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 18mg (6%) Sodium: 709mg (31%) Potassium: 147mg (4%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 51g (57%) Vitamin A: 200IU (4%) Vitamin C: 0.8mg (1%) Calcium: 160mg (16%) Iron: 3.1mg (17%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Jan says

    This is my go-to recipe for crack brownies. They always turn out perfectly!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I totally agree Jan!

  2. Mabel says

    My sister makes her with walnuts sprinkled on top. The name she was told for these: Man Catching Brownie’s.

  3. Theres says

    5 stars
    I’m making these now. I added about a cup of coconut to the mix. I think they will be delicious with this addition.

  4. Rob says

    5 stars
    After a couple of stops…Walmart carries the correct cake mix.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love these!

  5. Sophia says

    5 stars
    This recipe is SO good. Followed exactly and 10/10 recommend.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked it!

  6. Mzoelle says

    5 stars
    These are amazing! I sprinkle some sea salt on top before baking. Adds some salty / sweet

    • Lisa Longley says

      That sounds perfect!

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