Friday, August 31, 2012

Knock You Naked Brownies {Pioneer Woman}

My son (the little boy, as the twins call him) is still on a brownie kick, so away we go making more and more brownie recipes each and every week. We even made some last week on vacation in the motorhome. Good thing I like brownies and don't mind tasting them all. Click here to see all our brownie recipes, so far to date.

These brownies are delicious (and don't mind me I totally forgot the Powdered Sugar on top). AH, photographed, served and ALL of them eaten and then it hit me. I guess it wasn't missed, but to top them off I would of totally added it, and you should too.

Here are the girls saying goodbye to the little boy in Missouri last week. You can tell he is really gonna miss them. He wouldn't even take out his Hawaiian roll to hug them goodbye. OH, KIDS!!!

Let's get to the brownie recipe now. It's not as hard as it looks, but it does require a few steps and some unconventional things that you do not normally do. (like make the brownie so thick you can shape them on the counter and using a German Chocolate cake mix, yep! that's how it's done). But, no matter what it tastes GREAT!

Knock You Naked Brownies {from Pioneer Woman}
recipe found at The Pioneer Woman

1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk (additional)
1/2 cup butter, melted
60 whole caramels, unwrapped (of other kind of caramel)
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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 the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.

In a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water) melt caramels with additional 1/2 cup evaporated milk. (I like to melt in the microwave, as long as you can do it without burning). When melted and combined, pour over brownie base. Sprinkle chocolate chips as evenly as you can over the caramel.

Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips.  Bake for additional 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours.

When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies. Cut into either nine or twelve helpings, and carefully remove from the pan.


  1. This is so similar to what we call German chocolate brownies. They are super tasty .

  2. My mom has made those brownies as long as I can remember....and where I grew up they were called "Lisa's mom's Caramel Brownies." HAHA...the cheerleaders and football team in my home town LOVED them!!! We never put powdered sugar on the top, so I am good with that!!!
    Lisa Hemstreet

  3. I made these for a bbq and they were a huge hit. So yummy.


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