Monday, January 17, 2011


Our Family Movie Night Snack from this past Saturday.

Look at that gooey caramel layer. 

We got this recipe from an Aunt and I have no idea where it originated. We have been making these gooey goodness bars for years now and once you try one-watch out! They are so ADDICTIVE. I'm not exaggerating. There was a time when we first started making them that we made 2 batches within 5 days of each other. And it was only me and the hubs eating them! I'm not telling you this to scare you from making them. I'm just giving you the heads up, you may want to have a party or something to take them to so that you don't end up eating the whole pan.

1 box chocolate fudge cake mix w/pudding in the mix
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. evaporated milk, divided
35 caramels
1 c. mini MM's *

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13x9 pan. Mix together; cake mix, butter, 2/3 c evaporated milk. This will be very thick. Spread 1/2 of this mixture in the pan and bake for 15 min.

It will not cover the entire bottom of the pan and you may have some holes here and there-that's OK.

It will come out looking like this.

While baking... Mix caramels and 1/3 c evaporated milk until melted over low heat in a saucepan.**

When 15 minutes has passed remove from oven and sprinkle 1/2 MM's over brownie layer. Pour caramel sauce over mm's. Add the rest of the brownie mix by spoonfuls and top with remaining MM's.

Bake an additional 20 min. Let cool 1 1/2 hours (if you can). 

*We have substituted 1 c. of chocolate chips, 1/2 c. chocolate chips with 1/2 c. MM's, my personal favorite is 1/2 c. white chocolate chips with 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips. Basically any type of brownie "add in" would work just use 1 c. of it.
**I do not use a saucepan. I use a glass measuring cup and put it in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally.

An off topic side note: I'm working on putting a button together for my blog so that you can grab it and put it on your own blog if you would like. Here is a little preview:

Enjoy the brownies!

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