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Caramel Brownies

I love to cook. My family can't possibly eat all the sweets I whip up, so my co-workers are more than happy to sample them—particularly these rich, chewy brownies that are full of gooey caramel, chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts. —Clara Bakke, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs and milk. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts.
  • Spoon two-thirds of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the caramels and condensed milk over low heat until caramels are melted. Pour over baked brownie layer. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
  • Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over caramel layer; carefully swirl brownie batter with a knife.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake), 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 376 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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