I finally finished up all my holiday baking on Christmas Eve. I needed one more yummy chocolaty treat to finish off my cookie trays.
I have to say I could not of picked a better treat then Knock You Naked Brownies. This recipe has been filed away in my recipe file ever since my daughter was a baby.
I initially got this recipe on the baby center forum, but I recently read that this recipe supposedly originated at the Salt Creek Restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado.
What is a Knock You Naked Brownie you ask? Well it's a chocolate brownie filled with chocolate chips, nuts and a gooey caramel layer in the center.
This recipes calls for a German chocolate cake mix which is always a plus in my book. I love using cake mixes to create so many different desserts.
The recipe was easy to toss together and only required a handful of ingredients. These chocolaty brownies bake up perfectly with yummy little pockets of caramel throughout.
I can honestly say these brownies are so good they could knock your clothes off!!!! We took a bunch over on a cookie tray and my friends husband ate all of them.
The kids kept asking about the about name of these brownies all night. I really think they thought these brownies were gonna knock their clothes off! LOL
Knock Ya Naked Brownies
1 - 18 .5 oz package German chocolate cake mix
1/3 - cup + 1/2 cup evaporated milk, divided
1/2 - cup melted butter
1 - 14 oz package caramels, unwrapped
1 - cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi sweet)
1 - cup chopped nuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, nuts, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and melted butter.
Press half of the batter into the bottom of a greased 9x9 inch baking dish.Bake in the oven for eight minutes and then remove.
While the first brownie layer is baking prepare the caramel mixture. You can do this in the microwave or by using a double boiler melt caramels with remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk.
When caramel mixture is well mixed and melted, pour over baked layer. Cover with chocolate chips. Chill for about 30 minutes or until the caramel is set.
I did not do that part because I was afraid of the temperature change with my baking dish. So I just let the Brownies sit on the counter for about 30 minutes and then added the second layer.
Using the remaining batter drop by spoon fulls all over the caramel mixture. Don't worry about covering all the caramel mixture because the batter will bake up over the gooey mixture.
You can also place the dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll it into a square. Then place the layer over the caramel mixture.
Return to oven and bake an additional 20 - 25 minutes (or less for gooier brownies). Let cool before cutting.
Source: Babycenter Forum