Sunday, December 26, 2010

Knock Ya Naked Brownie Bars

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 than these Knock You Naked Brownies

This recipe has been filed away in my recipe file ever since my daughter was a baby (10 years). I initially got this recipe from a friend on the baby center forum, but I recently read that this recipe originated at the Salt Creek Restaurant & Steakhouse 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. It's been said that these brownies are so tasty that they just might knock your clothes off.

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!
These brownies are the perfect treat if you want to impress someone. This is my dessert or treat of choice when I have a party, get together or barbecue to attend. All I ever bring home is a empty tray. 




Knock Ya Naked Brownies aka Marvie Bars

Ingredients:
1 - 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

Directions:
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.

Servings: 12
adapted from the Salt Creek Steakhouse & 1970's Marvie Bar recipe


Cook's Note: I did not steal this recipe from The Pioneer Woman (this isn't her recipe) and post it as my own. I posted this recipe in (2010) a year before she published it on her site (2011). I feel this needs to be clarified as I DO NOT steal or scrape recipes, and re post them as my own. I always give proper recipe credit. This recipe is actually an adapted version from The Salt Creek Steakhouse & Restaurant, and a vintage 1970's recipe that goes by the name Marvie Bars. 



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28 comments:

Mrs Happy Homemaker said... #

These sound & look soooo good! I just printed this one out so I can make them after our holiday goodies are gone. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Tammy said... #

Thanks Tina! I've got to make these!! Looks so yummy!!!! Hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas!!!

Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said... #

Oh my! These sound super delish! My son's 2nd birthday party is next weekend, and I think we will most definitely be making a batch of these!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

Ahh those sound good! Gooey carmel and chocolate brownies? Hello!

I'm sharing my Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip with everyone. =)

Jane said... #

Great lookin' Brownies ya got there! :)

shopannies said... #

sounds so delicious I took the chance and linked up this week with a recipe of my own

April said... #

My goodness these look good! Adding it to my "Try It" list.

The Better Baker said... #

Your picture looks good enough to bite into - if I could! I have a similar recipe in my cookbook - bought the ingredients to make them for the holidays, then ended up using the caramels for something else. WAAAHHH!!! These look awesome!

Wonky Girl said... #

Must try the brownies but have to go buy some caramels. I wonder if this would work with a regular chocolate cake mix? Maybe way too rich?
LOL- can any chocolate be too rich?

Anonymous said... #

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! These look out of this world good!

-Deanna :)

Cindy said... #

Yum! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing. I think I am drooling a little! LOL

Avril said... #

Wowsers!!! - Hello there yummy brownies indeed! I look forward to making this recipe as soon as my house empties from all the other sweets and treats we have here.

Happy New Year Tina!
~avril :-)

Andrea said... #

Happy New Year!
I decided to share something a little bit healthier this week- Cauliflower "Potato" Salad. It tastes really close to traditional potato salad but without all of the carbos!
Thanks for hosting!

Kitchen cabinets said... #

Happy New and prosperous year.I made Chocolate cake this time without sugar ,it was very nice and better than the sugar cake.Healthier for sugar free people.

Katrina said... #

I just made these for New Year's Eve after seeing them on your blog. They are really good!
I just posted them on my blog. Thanks.
www.bakingandboys.com

Kitchen Cabinets said... #

My wife would love these as she loves brownies.

Erin said... #

These sound absolutely wonderful!

islandgurl said... #

I wondering can I substitute German chocolate cake mix for chocolate cake?

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

The recipe calls for a german chocolate cake mix and not chocolate.

Anonymous said... #

These are soooo good. I used a chocolate fudge cake make that I had on hand and they were heavenly!

Marsha Baker said... #

Oh my Goodness! Sound and look mouth-watering. I'm such a big fan of caramel AND chocolate..what's not to love? Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

Heather LeeAnn Evans said... #

I was just wondering why the brownies are called "knock ya naked brownies"? If it's true, I'll make sure the kids are out of the room ;)

Anonymous said... #

I had these back in 1986, so this recipe has been around awhile. Good stuff!!! :) :)

Barbarainnc

Anonymous said... #

Yep, I've made these since my kids were still home, back in the 1990's, so you sure didn't steal this!

Anonymous said... #

This has been my go to Christmas cookie recipe forever. They are so good!. Everyone requests me to make them every year. I got the recipe from my Great Recipes From True Story cook book back in 1978.(it's on page 78 in the book) It's called Carmel Layer Chocolate Squares. I still have the paperback cookbook after all these years even though the pages are brown and a little brittle now. LOL!

Anonymous said... #

I saw the picture and was keen to make these, but I've never heard of German chocolate cake mix. I live in Australia, perhaps our supermarkets don't stock it. They look lovely anyway!

Ruth said... #

I first tried these in about 1974 or 1975 and have been making them ever since!!
A friend of ours brought them to our house over Thanksgiving and everyone went absolutely wild over them - we still are wild about them :)

Mark Sanders said... #

Don't worry--The Pioneer Woman taught us how to make Ro-Tel Dip in 2013, but she added a jalapeƱo to it. ��