Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies

A nut topping, chocolate caramel candies and a chocolate drizzle all top these decadent brownies with a hidden candy surprise.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg (18-21 oz./450 g) brownie mix (plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies)
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg (12 oz./350 g) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) salted mixed nuts, divided
  • 5 rolls (1.7 oz./50 g each) Rolo® milk chocolate-covered chewy caramels, divided (40 pieces total)
  •  Optional: Ice cream

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease the Large Bar Pan with oil. In the Classic Batter Bowl, combine the brownie mix with the ingredients listed on the package and ¼ cup (60 mL) of the brown sugar; mix well. Fold in the chocolate morsels with the Small Mix ‘N Scraper®. Pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly with the scraper.

  2. Chop nuts in the Manual Food Processor. Combine half of the nuts and the remaining ½ cup (125 mL) brown sugar; sprinkle evenly over the brownie batter. Bake for 20–22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  3. Use the Coated Utility Knife to cut 16 caramels into quarters. Place the remaining ½ cup (125 mL) of chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring after each 20-second interval. Spoon the melted chocolate into a resealable plastic bag and set aside.

  4. Remove the bar pan from oven. Immediately press the remaining 24 caramels evenly into the brownie in four rows of six. Sprinkle the quartered caramels and remaining nuts over the brownies. Trim the corner of the chocolate-filled bag with the knife and drizzle the chocolate evenly over the brownies. Cut into squares and serve warm using the Mini Serving Spatula. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Yield:

  • 24  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (24 servings): Calories 310, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 135 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Fiber <1 g, Sugars 31 g, Protein 2 g

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