Of course just as I am deciding to start fresh - new job, new outlook, new workout regime - I come across a recipe for German chocolate brownies. Are you freaking kidding me?! Someone please tell me how to be healthy and resist these delicious temptations? Is it even worth depriving myself of such things? I guess I will just have to try working out a little harder next time.
I made this recipe for a recent party and the entire tray was gone by the end of the night. I couldn't refill the plate fast enough.
When you mix the ingredients together to make the dough (cake mix, butter, evaporated milk and nuts) note that they will not make a pourable batter. It will be thick. You will have to spread across the pan with a spatula or spoon. When making the top layer, it helps to flatten the dough with your hands and place it atop the melted caramel and chocolate chips.
These brownies are a surefire hit for any occasion. Something it's nice to put a spin on a classic favorite.
German Chocolate Brownies
1 box German chocolate cake mix 1 1/2 stick melted butter 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1 cup chopped pecans 6 oz package chocolate chips 1 package caramel (14 ounces)
1. Mix cake mix, butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and nuts in medium mixing bowl. 2. Place half of the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. The mixture will be thick and will not pour like a cake batter. Use spatula to spread evenly. 3. Bake at 350 F for 6 minutes. Remove from oven. 4. Melt caramel and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. 5. Pour caramel mixture over baked dough. Sprinkle in chocolate chips. 6. Top with remaining dough mixture. This is done easiest by flattening dough with hands and laying it atop the melted caramel. 7. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. 8. Cool slightly and refrigerate for 2 hours.