Caramel-Pecan Brownies

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Caramel-Pecan Brownies

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16
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Description

Melted caramel, chocolate chips and spicy pecans form ooey-gooey richness between fudgy brownie layers. Cinnamon and cayenne kick up the flavor and add a nice amount of heat.

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Ingredients
Serves 16
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1 tbsp.Hy-Vee butter, melted, divided
½ tsp.plus 1/4 tsp Hy-Vee ground cinnamon, divided
¼ tsp.Hy-Vee salt
¼ tsp.cayenne pepper
1 c.Hy-Vee chopped pecans
1(18.25 oz) pkg Hy-Vee German chocolate cake mix
½ c.Hy-Vee butter, melted
c.plus 1/2 c. Hy-Vee evaporated milk, divided
60Hy-Vee caramels, unwrapped (about 18 oz)
c.Hy-Vee semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp.Hy-Vee powdered sugar
2 tbsp.Hy-Vee cocoa powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside. Line a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Grease the foil; set pan aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir in pecans. Spread pecans on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir until thoroughly combined for dough-like consistency. Press half of dough in prepared baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine caramels and remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Pour caramel mixture over baked brownie layer in pan; sprinkle chocolate chips and toasted pecans over top. Roll remaining dough between two sheets of parchment paper into a slightly-smaller-than-9-inch square. Place dough on top of caramel layer.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until center is just set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. When thoroughly cooled, cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours before serving. Just before serving, use foil to lift uncut brownies out of pan. Combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Sift mixture over brownies. Cut and serve.
  6. Ahead-of-the-Game Plan: Prep and bake brownies; cover and refrigerate. Day of game remove from pan and dust with powdered sugar mixture.

Nutrition facts

Servings

390 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Protein: 5g

Daily Values

0%
Vitamin A 6%
0%
Vitamin C 0%
0%
Iron 8%
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Calcium 15%

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Hy-Vee Seasons Health 2015.