"Knock Your Socks Off" Brownies (from Pioneer Woman).
Ok, I'll get real with you. The brownies are actually called "Knock You Naked," but we are keeping it PG here, folks. What am I supposed to say to my friends? "Eat this brownie. It will knock you naked, and then this whole social situation will become really awkward." I'd rather just see some bare feet.
I'm a brat.
I was walking home after delivering a plate full of these to my friend, and was startled by him yelling "BREANNA!" out of his third story window. "THESE BROWNIES HAVE CARAMEL IN THEM! Oh my gosh!" And then, his roommate kissed my hand the next time he saw me. Either I looked really good that day or he tasted some of these brownies. I'd guess on the latter. I don't wash my hair everyday.
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup evaporate milk for later
1/2 cup melted butter
60 whole unwrapped caramels
Preheat oven to 350. Mix the cake mix, pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until well combined, it should come out really thick. Press half the batter into a greased 9x9 or 8x8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, remove from oven, and set aside.
While half the batter is baking, melt your caramels with the 1/2 cup evaporated milk over the stove. I don't have a double boiler so I use a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. This takes longer than you think so get it started!
While the caramels melt, form the rest of the dough into a square shape about the size of the pan.
Pour the melted caramel over the first brownie layer.
Set the remaining brownie dough on top of the caramel. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate for several hours (or just eat them, like we did). You can sift powdered sugar over them if you'd like!
Wait for it..
yes yes yes...
Forget PG. If these really did knock you naked, no one would even notice because we'd all be focusing on the brownie/caramel/nuttiness making our taste-buds sing.