Fudgy Caramel Brownies

This recipe is from my talented friend Heather Pitcher! Thank you! These are hands down the best brownies I have ever had! Super gooey and amazing! And so easy to make! How can a recipe get better?!


14 ounces caramels, unwrapped
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 boxes brownie mix (and ingredients to make them)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×13-inch pan generously with cooking spray.
2. Prepare caramel: In a medium saucepan over low heat, place caramels and sweetened condensed milk. Stir often until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and let sit while you prepare the brownies.
3. Prepare brownies as per package directions but add chocolate chips to the batter.
4. Pour two thirds of the batter into prepared pan. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
5. Carefully remove the brownies from the oven and pour cooled caramel over the top. The caramel will appear heavy compared to the brownie batter, and it will appear to sink to the bottom of the pan in some places- this is normal. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter over the caramel.
6. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 25 to 30 more minutes. Brownies should feel springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in center shouldn’t draw out raw batter. Remove from oven and let cool on rack for about an hour. Cover with foil and place the pan in the refrigerator overnight- these must be chilled very well before you cut into them.
7. When you’re ready to serve these, you’ll need a sharp knife, a metal spatula and some cooking spray. Use the sharp knife to cut around edge of pan. Wipe the knife with a paper towel. Cut through brownies to make rows, wiping knife clean with a paper towel after eat cut. Spray a metal spatula with cooking spray and use it to scoop out the brownies. The brownies will be ooey gooey, so be sure to wipe the spatula with a paper towel after you remove each brownie.
8. The best way to serve these ooey gooey brownies is to place them on individual cupcake papers and just set the papers on a tray. Stick a plastic fork into the top of each one and they’ll be ready to eat.