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ultimate caramel brownie

29 Jun

Lacking transportation (car in the shop), I was forced to bake all day….rhubarb pie, browned butter strawberry banana bread (post to follow soon) and these brownies.  Now in full disclosure, the original recipe is called “Knock You Naked Brownies”, and I have to admit, the title is a real attention grabber.  I had to try it.   It’s a  layered brownie, with caramel and chocolate chips in the middle.  I decided to add coconut to push it over the top.  I was also curious as to how the unconventional “brownie” ingredient would taste…German Chocolate Cake Mix.  Hmm…

Yum. Yum. Yum!  We agreed that the taste resembles a “chocolate Samoa cookie”. Sweet.  I might change the sweetened shredded coconut for unsweetened next time (yes, there will be a next time).

My 10-year-old son was very confused about the original name, and talked for 3 minutes straight on how it would be impossible for a brownie to actually knock your clothes off.  So we decided to change the name 🙂

Ultimate Caramel Brownie

  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 40 caramels
  • 1/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 11×7 glass pan with non-stick spray.

Combine cake mix, pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and butter in a mixer.  Press half in the bottom of the pan and bake 8-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and set aside.

Meanwhile in a double-boiler, place caramels and the remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk.  Stir until completely melted.

Pour caramel mixture onto bottom layer of brownies.  Sprinkle chocolate chips and coconut evenly on top.

On a Silpat or counter, form the remaining brownie into a layer the size of the pan.  Carefully lift it and place on top.  Bake 25 minutes, or until top layer appears “done”.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Once cooled, refrigerate for several hours.  Remove from pan and cut into pieces.

Adapted from “The Pioneer Woman Cooks”

12 large pieces (each piece is 14 WW pts+)

24 pieces (each piece is 7 WWpts+)

Based on the point values, I’m very glad I walked down to the auto shop to pick up my car!  I definitely needed the activity points today.

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1 Comment

Posted by on June 29, 2011 in baking, points plus

 

One response to “ultimate caramel brownie

  1. Magen

    September 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    These are delicious but a word of warning – don’t leave them in the refrigerator too long before cutting. I left them in over night and they were like concrete the next morning. It was almost impossible to cut them! I was worried that I ruined them as I am not much a baker but wanted to be a good sport and enter a work baking contest. But, they eventually softened up and were fantastic. You can’t eat just one. I didn’t win first prize but staff really liked them.

     

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