Mmmm, brownies. Yummy, right? Add some chopped pecans... LOVE the crunchies. Brownies studded with chocolate chips... mmm melty. Caramel brownies?... oooh we're getting good.
Let's imagine all of those components together... do I still have you?
This is another one of those really easy recipes to create with your own favorites. Just like the Boston Cream Pie! Easy, easy to make these unbelievably ooey, gooey, fabulous brownies. They're not even brownies anymore - they're this decadent dessert!
Make your favorite 9x13 pan-size brownie recipe. As it bakes, unwrap 35 of those little square milk caramels you see so often in the Fall. I had a couple bags in my cupboard leftover from caramel apples. Otherwise, I'm not sure how easy they are to find other times of the year... Melt the caramels with 2 T of milk over a low to medium-low heat, until it's all melted and smooth.
Drizzle or pour the melted caramel over the top of the chips and nuts. Do it however you'd like: swirl, zig-zag, dump-out-and-spread etc. I decided to sprinkle a bit of kosher salt across the top since I find the milk caramels to be a little on the sweet side. The teensy bit of salt helped complicate the simple store-bought caramels.
There are so many things you could do with a good brownie... Rocky Road would be pretty easy to imagine up as well!