Knock You Naked Brownies (Pioneer Woman)

We love to follow Ree Drummond, aka “The Pioneer Woman” on her Blog, and record her TV show (Food Network) each week.  Her cookbook (available at Adrians) is one of my favorites!  Jenny made these decadent brownies for our friend and coworker, Sarah’s birthday.  Mmmmmmm…..Very rich chocolate & caramel gooeyness! They got a big thumbs up from the Adrians Staff! 🙂

1 stick butter, melted, plus more for greasing
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1/3 plus 1/2 cup evaporated milk
one 18.5 oz. box German chocolate cake mix (Ree uses Duncan Hines)
1 cup finely chopped pecans
60 caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9×9 inch baking pan.

Begin by pouring 1/3 cup evaporated milk into a bowl with the cake mix.  Add the melted butter and the chopped pecans. Mix together…it will be pretty thick!

Divide the dough in half down the middle.  Press half of it into the bottom of the prepared pan to make the first brownie layer. Bake until lightly set, 8-10 minutes. Then remove from the oven and set aside.

While the brownie layer is baking, in a double boiler (or glass bowl set over a bowl of simmering water) combine the caramels and the remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir occasionally until the caramels are totally melted and the mixture is smooth.  Pour the caramel mixture over the first baked layer, spreading so it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the top.

Next, on a clean surface or a sheet of waxed paper, press the remaining dough into a square shape slightly smaller than the baking pan. Carefully set it on top of the chocolate chips. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let the brownies cool to room temperature. (This is the hardest part of this recipe!!!!!) Cover the pan and refrigerate the brownies for several hours to allow them to set.

When you’re ready to serve them, (or give them to someone you love!) sprinkle generously with the powdered sugar and cut them into large rectangles before removing from the pan. “These are absolutely killer, my friends! Make them for someone you really, really love…or someone you want to love you back!  It’ll work. Guarantee it.”   Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

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Buhler, KS 67522


4 responses

20 04 2012
JENNY Gingerich

I am going to make this, want to come over and have some with me?

21 04 2012
Vicki Adrian

These are AWESOME! You will only need to have about a one inch square Jenny! I wish I could pop by! So nice to see you last night! 🙂

10 04 2013

Just want to verify….9×9 pan???

8 05 2013
Vicki Adrian

Yes 9×9 is correct…I know CRAZY! These are rich, gooey, dark and absolutely FABULOUS! ~Vicki

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