When I heard the title of the Pioneer Woman’s brownie recipe I couldn’t help but chuckle. I watched her make these ooey gooey creations while wiping the drool that began to run down my chin. These looked GOOD.
Although, that title. I don’t know about you, but the last thing on my mind after devouring a thick calorie ridden brownie is ‘time to take off my clothes.’ But, perhaps that’s just me – maybe you’ll have better luck. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I’d give you hand – maybe these could be just the trick you need. (Wink wink).
The recipe calls for a premade cake mix which I KNOW I KNOW is everything I go against but with the addition of extra ingredients and the way these brownies are layered and baked I promise you there is not one trace of a boxed mix taste. Whew. Catastrophe avoided!
‘Knock You Naked Brownies’
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman
- 1 18.5 box german chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk (additional)
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 60 whole caramels
- 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease a 9X9 pan.
In a larger bowl mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and butter. Half the amount of dough. Take the first half and press into your greased pan. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, just until the dough has set.
Meanwhile, melt the caramels and additional 1/2 cup evaporated milk on the stove until smooth using a double boiler or a glass bowl over simmering water.
Pour the caramel over the set dough. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Oh my.
Take the remaining dough and dump it onto a cool working surface and form roughly a 8X8 square. Use a spatula to help get it off the counter and on top of the caramel/chocolate chops.
Bake for an additional 20 – 25 minutes. Bring to room temperature.
Now, the difficult part. Refrigerate for a few hours. I know, I know…NOT FAIR! I promise you though, don’t attempt to cut these bad boys until you have let them set in the fridge. They won’t be pretty.
Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and serve away!
Verdict…clothes on or off?