The other day I had a craving for something oober chocolatey and began my search by going to a few of my favorite food blogs and searching for brownie recipes. There were tons of yummy looking ones, but the all time best came from the Big Red Kitchen. I love this blog as there are so many yummy, quick recipes including her recipe for the following Knock You Naked brownies.
Knock You Naked Brownies
1 devil's food cake mix
2/3 cup condensed milk
3/4 cup melted butter
14 ounce bag of caramels
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces, or other type of nuts (optional)
Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the cake mix, 1/3 cup of condensed milk and melted butter in a large mixing bowl. The mixture will be on the thick side, in fact mine seemed super thick so I added another 1/4 cup melted butter. Spread half of this mixture in the baking pan and place in the oven for 7 minutes.
Next melt the caramels and other 1/3 cup condensed milk in a saucepan on the stove. Stir pretty constantly so that it does not burn or melt only part way. This will take a few minutes, so be patient, it will melt! Once it does, pour it on top of the already baked portion of brownies.
Top that with the cup of chocolate chips, followed by the pecan or other nut pieces. Top it all off by crumbling the rest of the brownie mixture over it and baking for another 13-15 minutes.
They are gooey brownies, so they will seem a little soft but you will know they are done when the top looks done.
These brownies are super rich, best eaten with a big glass of milk or water. Also I thought they had a little too much caramel...maybe next time I will use an 8 ounce package of caramels instead. Enjoy!