Fudgy-Caramel Cashew Brownies

A must-try for brownie lovers that surprises the palate with chewy caramel, multiple infusions of chocolate and crunchy cashew topping.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

Ingredients

3
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1
cup butter or margarine
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
20
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
40
round chewy caramels in milk chocolate (packaged in gold foil), unwrapped, each cut in half
3/4
cup coarsely chopped roasted cashews
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, place bittersweet chocolate, butter and 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Microwave uncovered on High 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring twice, until melted and smooth. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add cooled chocolate mixture. Beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat on low speed until blended. By hand, stir in cookies and remaining chocolate chips. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides and center is set. Do not overbake. Immediately sprinkle candy on top of hot brownies. Let stand 10 minutes or until completely softened. Pull tip of toothpick through softened candy to spread and swirl. (It won’t completely cover top). Sprinkle with cashews. Cool until set, about 1 hour. For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Brownie
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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