A Pampered Chef recipe for my sister-in-law Mary; I have never made these myself (yet!) but have eaten them and they are delicious!
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 (18 – 21 oz) package brownie mix, plus ingredients to make cake like brownies
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1 cup salted mixed nuts, divided
5 (1.7 oz each, 40 pieces total) rolls milk chocolate covered chewy caramels, divided
1 Preheat oven to 375. Lightly brush Large Bar Pan with oil using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush. Chop 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips using Food Chopper. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and mix well. Fold in chopped chips and pour batter into pan, spreading evenly with Small Mix N Scraper.
2 Chop nuts using Food Chopper. Combine half the nuts and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake 20 – 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
3 Meanwhile, using Utility Knife, cut 16 caramels into quarters. Place remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips in Prep Bowl and microwave on high 1 minute or until melted, stirring after each 20 second interval. Spoon melted chocolate into reasealable plastic bag and set aside.
4 Remove pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Immediately press remaining 24 caramels evenly into brownies in 4 rows of 6 caramels each. Sprinkle quartered caramels and remaining nuts over brownies. Trim corner of chocolate filled bag and drizzle chocolate evenly over brownies. Cut into squares and serve warm. And just a tip for an easy way to cut brownies – use a plastic knife, not a metal one, and the brownies will be much easier and less messy to cut!