The combination of Chocolate, Caramel and Pecan is truly classic, am I right? (Scroll to the bottom of the post to see some of my favorite recipes highlighting this dynamic trio). I am a big fan of anything packing these three in one recipe and these brownies are no exception!
A thick chewy brownie is baked with a caramel layer through the center and studded with milk chocolate chips and pecans pieces. They are rich. Fabulous. Heavenly!
Hope some of you get a chance to try them!
Let me show you how to make it happen!
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl melt 1 C butter. Add 2 C sugar and 1/2 C cocoa powder. Mix well to combine.
3. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each one. Add 2 tsp vanilla and mix just until combined.
4. In a separate bowl toss together 1 1/2 C flour and 1/2 tsp salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
5. Spread 2/3 of the batter in a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes.
6. While the pan is in the oven, unwrap 1 (11 ounce) bag of caramels and place them in a glass measuring cup. Add 3 Tb milk (or half and half) and heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the caramel is melted.
7. Remove the pan from the oven and drizzle them melted caramel over the top of the partially baked brownies, leaving about 1/2 and inch around the outside of the pan.
7. Sprinkle 1 C chocolate chips and 1/2 C chopped pecans over the top of the caramel.
8. Scoop the rest of the brownie batter in spoonfuls over the top of the caramel.
9. Sprinkle 1 C milk chocolate chips and 1/2 C chopped pecans over the brownie batter. Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the top layer of brownies comes out clean.
10. Remove the pan from the oven. They are wonderful served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (Be warned that they won’t slice up very well for you when warm, but if you don’t mind scooping them into a bowl the you are all set!) To cut them into nice even bars, allow them to cool completely, then slice and serve.
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up! based on this brownie recipe
Looking for more amazing Chocolate Caramel Recipes? Here are a few favorites…