Thursday, July 26, 2012

Knock You Naked Brownies

You are in for a treat today...literally. For the Bachelorette finale on Sunday I wanted to make something yummy to take to my friend Andrea's house and I found the perfect thing! Knock you naked brownies from who else...Pioneer Woman. I've been told I should get a commission for how many times I mention her on this here blog. 
1. Assemble your ingredients: 
-1 box (18.5 oz) German Chocolate cake mix
-1 cup chopped pecans
-1/3 cup evaporated milk
-1/2 cup evaporated milk (additional)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
-60 caramels (go ahead and unwrap them before you start anything else!)
-1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)
2. Making the brownie mixture
-In a large bowl add the cake mix, melted butter, chopped pecans and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Stir together until mixed...mixture will be extremely thick!
3. Creating the bottom brownie layer
Divide the mixture in half and press that half down into an 8x8 or 9x9 well greased pan. (I also used flour to keep the brownies from sticking)
And my quote was inspired by all those comics floating around Pinterest. Enjoy!
4. Baking the bottom brownie layer
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. While it's baking do step 5.
5. Melting the caramels
Boil water in a sauce pan and place your unwrapped caramels in a double boiler on top of the pan. Add 1/2 cup evaporated milk and stir.
6. The ooey gooey caramel layer
Once the caramels are melted and smooth pour the mixture on top of the bottom brownie layer.
7. More chocolate is never bad
Add 1/3 cup of chocolate chips to the caramel layer
8. Adding the top layer
This was the hardest part in my opinion...take the other half of your brownie mixture and form it into the shape of your brownie pan the best you can. Place on top of the caramel and put back in the oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes. When cooled add the powdered sugar!
9. Eat one now!
Another Pioneer Woman success and Jef won Emily's heart so we were happy girls. Cheers to that!


Natalie said...

mmm! delish! =D

courtney said...

HAHAHHA i love the "says no one ever" pic!! too funny...these are still on my baking bucketlist :)

Katie said...

Yummmm! I seriously make these every chance I good!

Unknown said...

Haha. "Says no one ever"! These look great. Yummm.

Legally Lovely said...

The Pioneer Woman makes the best recipes! I'll have to try these out sometime - I love the name! ha.

Amanda C. said...

Those look amazing. Brownies are one of my favorite deserts.

Rach said...

Ah, the Pioneer Woman knows what's goin' on!

Jenna Griffin | Gold & Bloom said...

oh. my.

i need these.


Tatiana said...

Those look yummy! And double yay for girl's time!

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Katie Cook said...

these look DELISH! I gotta fine me a gluten free version like that!!! YUM! and yeah, we can all rejoice in jef and emily's love story...hahah, let's hope it lasts!!! love Katie

alison said... had me at "brownies"! ;) PW is a fan fave in my house too!

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

all I had to do was take one look at the caramel!

loving this post!

Oh and I have been having problems with my google account, but it let me follow your blog via twitter through your GFC, who knew you could even do that?!

Megan said...

YUM! I need these! And your "says no on ever" caption made me laugh!!

kelly elizabeth said...

these look amazing! can't wait to try them out :) found you through Gentri Lee's BOTW!!

-kelly elizabeth