Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caramel Pecan Brownies

Here's another quick variation on a boxed brownie mix. It takes a little longer to bake than a regular brownie but I think it's worth the extra time. I've made it with caramel ice cream topping and again with the Kraft caramel pieces that you can get in a bag by the chocolate chips. They both work but I liked the caramel pieces better so for me it will be worth the advance planning to pick a bag of those little goodies up.

Also, USE PARCHMENT PAPER. If you don't you will lose all the edges as they bake to the pan in a solid chunk of brownie flavored toffee. Not that I know that firsthand or anything...

Caramel Pecan Brownies

1 brownie mix, 13x9 size
1 bag caramel pieces or 3/4 jar ice cream topping
1 cup pecan chunks (we prefer the smaller cookie pieces but any pecans would work...halves would be like turtle brownies)

Mix brownie mix according to package directions.

Line pan with parchment. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the pan and spread until it's even. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 min or until the center of the brownie is firmly set.

Remove from oven and pour caramel over baked brownie. Sprinkle pecans over the caramel. Pour reserved brownie batter over the caramel and nuts and bake for an additional 25 mins.

Let cool completely before cutting.

Post linked to:
Themed Baker's Sunday

1 comment:

Frieda said...

Hi! I saw you on the Hive and thought these brownies look delish! Looking forward to checking out all your posts ~