Just look at those layers of goodness!
A couple of things to note:
1. When adding the top layer to the brownies, don't worry about it being perfect. If there are some small holes, don't worry the batter will puff up and fill in these holes.
2. It really helps to have some kiddos help with unwrapping the caramels, but beware they may eat a few of them.
Helper #1 also assisted with stiring the brownie mixture
3. These are really gooey when you first make them, so either be prepared for them to look like a hot mess when you first get them out of the pan, or you can put them in the fridge a set the caramel. They are really tastey though when they are still warm and gooey!
4. These are NOT healthy, but who cares!
Knock Ya Naked Brownies
- 1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
- 1/3 cup Evaporated Milk (get the whole milk, tried 2% version and it was ok, but not as good!)
- 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk (additional)
- 1/2 cup Butter, Melted
- 60 whole Caramels, Unwrapped
- 1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar (optional, we did not do this and it was still just as awesome!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.
Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
In a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water) melt caramels with additional 1/2 cup evaporated milk. When melted and combined, pour over brownie base. Sprinkle chocolate chips as evenly as you can over the caramel.
Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours (or eat it as an ooey gooey mess like we did!). When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies. Enjoy!