Meet Chocolate Caramel Brownies, my favorite brownie recipe of all time. These are the BEST brownies you will ever eat! Hide the caramel in the middle for a delicious surprise. Bring these to parties and people will love you.
Original recipe posted: February 2016 | Recipe updated: October 2019
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This is my favorite brownie recipe of all time. I’ve been making these babies for years. They are super easy and people are constantly knocking down my door for the recipe. Or at least they should be. Unless they have a computer, in which case they can just find it here. If you like to sneak veggies into your kids treats because they’ll never know, you won’t want to skip making these Easy Zucchini Brownies. The veggies are perfectly hidden!
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE
I have all the ingredients most of the time to make cake or brownies but there’s something so simple about using a cake box mix to whip up a batch of brownies. Box cakes go on sale regularly for a dollar and at that price, I can easily add a little something extra to make these over the top delicious! I hope you love them as much as I do.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BROWNIES
You’ll enjoy every bite of this easy recipe that uses a cake mix to turn out the perfect chocolately and caramely treat!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the German chocolate cake mix, melted butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and vanilla. Mix well and spread half of the batter into prepared pan, pressing with fingertips. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, melt caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. You can also use a microwave safe bowl with these ingredients.
Sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over the partially cooked brownies. Pour the melted gooey caramel mixture evenly over the top of the chips. Drop the remaining batter over the top in clumps by the spoonful (it will not completely cover caramel). Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Let cool before cutting into squares. Top with a scoop of ice cream to make these even more decadent!
Sprinkle chopped pecans in the middle of the brownies over the chocolate chips for a turtle-like brownie treat.
After you pour the caramel over the brownies, sprinkle some sea salt over it!
Devil’s Cake is another good option instead of German Chocolate Cake mix.
WHY USE A CAKE MIX vs BROWNIE MIX
This cake is delicious! A few extra ingredients gives it a texture more similar to brownies but tasty ingredients we’ve added will be worth shaking things up!
HOW TO STORE BROWNIES
You can enjoy these warm out of the oven. If they last the day, place them in an air tight container and they can sit on the counter for 5 days.
CAN YOU FREEZE CARAMEL BROWNIES
Yes! Make a batch for another day or to bring them to a gathering. Once you bake the brownies, let them cool to room temperature. Then you can wrap them up in plastic wrap and double wrap with aluminum foil.
LOVE CHOCOLATE AND BROWNIES? TRY ANOTHER FUN FLAVORI
There’s so much to enjoy and so many fun combinations of brownies you can make. They are easy so don’t limit yourself!
Peanut Butter Blondies – Peanut Butter Blondies are unthinkably delicious, super easy to make and they are the perfect excuse to bake when you have extra candy on your hands. This is the perfect easy dessert to bring to any gathering!
Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies – Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies are the best of all dessert worlds! Cheesecake, brownies, chocolate and peanut butter all in a single bite! This is the BEST kind of party food. It’s the first thing to get devoured every single time!
Salted Caramel Brownies – These Salted Caramel Brownies are to DIE for! They are sweet and a little salty, truly delicious and super easy to make!
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies – This brownie is my FAVORITE gluten-free dessert recipe. You’ll never know that they are gluten free. These babies are chocolatey, delicious and irresistible!
Fudgy Rocky Road Bars – A totally delicious snack and ready in 25 minutes!
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