Just so you know I am not posting an untasted recipe.....the family gave them a "thumbs up" but they also commented that they were so rich that I needed to cut them much smaller. So be forewarned, they are yummy but rich.
And in the words of Dr. Suess.....well...mostly his words, I added a few ;)
Would you eat them here or there? I would eat these ANYWHERE!
Would you, could you in a house? Yes as long as I hide them from my spouse!
I will eat them in the rain. In the dark. On a train.
In a car. In a tree. They are SO GOOD, SO GOOD you see!
Would you? Could you? In a car?
Eat them! Eat them! Here they are!
*Check out her blog, it's got some great recipes on it!
For the brownie layer
1 box of brownie mix
1/4 cup hot fudge topping
For the nougat layer
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1//2 jars marshmallow creme
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, lightly chopped
1 tsp vanilla
For the caramel layer
one 17 oz jar of caramel ice cream topping
For the chocolate topping
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter.
For the brownie layer:
Prepare brownie batter according to package directions, but also add the 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, to the batter. Bake in a 9X13 pan at the temperature stated on the box and then cool the brownies completely.
For the nougat layer:
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and evaporated milk, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Bring it to a slow boil. Stir in the marshmallow creme, peanut butter, vanilla and peanuts. Stir until smooth. Pour the mixture evenly over cooled brownies. Let the brownies cool again. You can place them in the refrigerator for a while or place them for a few minutes in the freezer to speed up this process.
For the caramel layer:
If your caramel is thin enough straight out of the jar, you can pour it directly onto the nougat layer on the brownies. If it is too thick, then heat it slightly on the stovetop until it is pourable. Pour it as evenly as you can onto the nougat layer and use a spatula to even it out the rest of the way. Let it cool down again. (You can put them in the fridge or freezer again)
Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until smooth. (If you use the microwave, do NOT overcook and make sure to stir frequently and only cook it for a few seconds at a time until it's melted together.) Pour the chocolate layer over the caramel layer. Place the brownies into the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set completely. (The original recipe states that these are better served out of the fridge, allowing just a few minutes to set them out at room temp. The chocolate begins to soften too much if they are left out of the fridge like most brownies)