Silver Lining: the best caramel chocolate brownies

February 10, 2017

the best caramel chocolate brownies

Go ahead and throw out all the other brownie recipes you have.

You guys these brownies are so good. They're made with a german chocolate cake base (yum), but they're thick and gooey like brownies. Add the layer of caramel right in the middle and the chocolate chips sprinkled on top and you have brownie heaven.

I make these all the time when I have to bring a treat somewhere, and they have never once let me down. They freeze really well too, so you can make a double batch and use them as needed. So, you know, one every day when the kids are napping and you need a treat. ;)

The other plus? They have a short ingredient list (only 5 ingredients!), and they are super easy to make. Low risk and time investment, huge reward.

A little back story: Before I posted this recipe, I was trying to track down the rightful owner so I could give them credit. I have this recipe in two different family recipe documents, so I texted both people, who both got the recipe from someone else, who got the recipe from someone else. So then I researched a bit and found it online too. Apparently they're called backyard brownies or basement brownies or something. Some sort of household area that starts with a B. (Bathroom brownies???) If anybody knows the true creator of the recipe, please send them my way! So I can worship at their feet, mainly.


1 German chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup evaporated milk, split
1 stick butter
1 pkg (2 cups) chocolate chips
1 pkg (2 cups) caramels

Combine cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and softened butter. Press 2/3 of the mixture into a greased 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 for 6 minutes. While they're baking, melt caramels with other 1/3 cup evaporated milk in a saucepan. Pour over cake and let set 5 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Crumble remaining cake mix on top. Bake 15-18 minutes. Cool for several hours and cut.

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Ones nobody ever gets tired of?
Happy weekend!

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