The Pioneer Woman’s Knock You Naked Brownies are made with a mix. EASY enough to make in a tiny kitchen with caramel and chocolate chips added in.
Taylor wanted something chocolate, Mike wanted caramel and bacon, and Natalie was complaining that I hadn’t been making many desserts lately, so I decided to make caramel brownies and throw a little bacon in some of them. I am on the search for recipes that Taylor can make in her dorm this year now that she has a full kitchen, and this one was a great choice. Of course I added pecans and Taylor added more chocolate chips. Using a cake mix wasn’t so bad, especially if you are a college student and might not have a lot of ingredients on hand. You can get everything you need, except for the butter, on the baking aisle. And of course, the girls loved the name.
I used the microwave to melt the caramels and while requiring a couple of steps, it came together pretty easily. The result was a sweet gooey brownie. We were a little disappointed that the bacon didn’t add anything. I think the flavor was just over powered by the caramels. I’ll have to try it again in brownies without caramel. I think everyone was happy in the end.
Taylor posted these on her blog, which I think is fabulous. Check it out and get some great fashion tips. Lefty Living Life
Adapted from The Pioneer WomanPrint
Knock You Naked Brownies
- Category: Dessert
- 1 german chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- ⅓ cup evaporated milk
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 60 caramels unwrapped
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9 x 9 inch square baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.
- Press half of mixture into bottom of baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven.
- While it is baking, add 1/2 cup evaporated milk and caramels to a microwave safe bowl and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 60 seconds until it is melted and smooth. Pour over cooked brownie base. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Press remaining brownie mix into a square and place on the top of the caramel layer.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature and refrigerate until solid enough to cut.
- The Pioneer Woman