I live for office parties. Birthdays, holidays, farewells, sporting events, and basically any other excuse for celebration. I love work parties because they give me a justification for baking, and since someone else eats the fruits of my labor I don’t have to worry about having 2 dozen cookies staring me in the face every time I walk into my kitchen.
A few of my coworkers were celebrating birthdays in mid-November, so we had a party to celebrate. I volunteered to make something chocolate and went to work tracking down something delicious looking on pinterest.
I came across these brownies and they looked delicious and easy – always a plus when baking on a weeknight. They were the perfect combination of fudgy and cakey – moist but not too rich – and the caramel in the middle added a little something extra. Warning: these are not diet approved….
Brownies That Will Change Your Life (from Zesty Cook)
- 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup Evaporated Milk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
- 35 (10-oz. pkg.) caramels, unwrapped
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Preheat oven to 350° F. Put cake mix in large bowl. Stir in 2/3 cup evaporated milk and butter (batter will be thick). Spread half of batter into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Heat caramels and remaining evaporated milk in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Sprinkle morsels over brownie; drizzle with caramel mixture.
Drop remaining batter by heaping teaspoon over caramel mixture – don’t worry if there is space between the mounds of batter, they spreads out quite a bit while cooking. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack.