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Caramel Brownies

Posted February 06, 2013 in Adel, Altoona, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

IMG_1660If you are looking for a treat for that special someone in your life, and if they happen to like caramel, here are the brownies for you.

There are many sweet combinations that people enjoy — for example chocolate and peanut butter — but my personal favorite is chocolate and caramel. In my mind there is not a better candy bar than a Milky Way, and this is my version with a brownie base. I have been working on this recipe for some time now. I feel like I finally have it right and thought I would share.

If you have a favorite base recipe for cookies or brownies, start thinking about how you can make a new combination between your favorite flavors. It is fun to try new combinations and see what the results are. Sometimes you are successful, and sometimes not so much.

With this recipe I really took some of my favorite parts of different recipes and combined them all into one. This recipe does have several steps with it, so it is not as quick as some of my recipes. I think the brownie is super moist, caramel is just the right amount of gooey, and the chocolate on top is just the right amount. The only thing that might make it better is if you served it warm with vanilla ice cream.


Beth McDonald is a wife and mother and works full time in Des Moines.

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