Caramel-Pecan Chocolate Dessert

Chocolate chips in the batter and a nutty caramel topping turn basic brownies into a dazzling dessert.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 5 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
package (1 lb 3.8 oz) fudge brownie mix
1/4
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs
1
cup milk chocolate chips
1/2
cup whipping (heavy) cream
20
caramels (from 14-oz bag), unwrapped
1
egg, beaten
1
cup broken pecans
3/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325°). Grease bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan with shortening. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, water, oil and 2 eggs until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until puffed in center and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup whipping cream and the caramels over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Stir small amount of the hot mixture into beaten egg, then stir egg back into mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in pecans. Spread over brownie. Refrigerate uncovered at least 3 hours until chilled.
  • 4 Run metal spatula around side of pan to loosen dessert; remove side of pan. Transfer dessert on pan base to serving plate. In chilled small bowl, beat 3/4 cup whipping cream and the powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon whipped cream in 12 dollops around edge of dessert. Cut into wedges to serve. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    600
    (
    Calories from Fat
    340),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    38g
    38%
    (Saturated Fat
    14g,
    14%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    57g
    57%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    41g
    41%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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