Thank you for waiting so patiently! Here's the recipe for Eeeeevil Brownies (aka Caramel-Pecan Brownies):
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour (Yeah, I know. More sugar than flour.)
1 package (14 ounces) caramel squares* (397 g)
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 cups pecan pieces, divided (walnuts work, too)
1 12-oz package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
* You’re not s’posed to eat ‘em while you unwrap them. Really! I buy ‘em in bulk and use my yarn scale to weigh out 397 grams. (Don’t forget to zero out the scale after you put your empty bowl on it!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 (325 for glass dish). Line 13x9 baking dish with foil extending over edges to form handles. Do NOT skip this step, because the caramel will try to meld with the side of the pan. You can peel the foil off of the caramel layer. It’s difficult to peel the pan off.
- Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large microwave-safe bowl, microwave unsweetened chocolate and butter on High for 2 minutes, or until butter is melted.
- Stir until chocolate is melted.
- Stir sugar into chocolate mixture until well blended.
- Mix in eggs.
- Stir in flour.
- Spread half of batter into pan.
3. Bake 25 minutes, or until firm to touch. (It’s about 20 min., in my oven.)
- Meanwhile, in another microwave-safe bowl, microwave caramels and cream on High for 2 minutes, or until caramels begin to melt.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Stir in 1 cup nuts.
- Gently spread caramel mixture over baked brownie in pan.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Pour remaining batter evenly over caramel mixture, sprinkle with remaining nuts (some caramel may peek through).
4. Bake 30 minutes or until firm to touch. (It’s about 35 min., in my oven)
- Cool in pan.
- Run knife around edge of pan.
- Lift from pan using foil as handles.
- Cut into squares and hide from everyone in the house! ;-)
Thanks for giving us the recipe! They were truly amaaaaazing brownies!
One thing you might try is the Marzetti caramel dip...no bothersome unwrapping and great caramel. Also Kraft also has something called caramel bits you can find in the baking aisle...they look like little pebbles...just pour out what you need. I've used both in brownie recipes I've been playing with to find a recipe that rivals one using jack Daniels I had from a local restaurant. (they wouldn't share the recipe)