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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Caramel Topped Frosted Brownies

I have been on kind of a frosted brownie kick lately. I'm not sure if it's because I love giving brownies to people, or if it's because I love eating the brownie batter and the frosting out of the bowl before it goes on top of the brownies. Truth be told, I guess it's the latter. *sigh*
Some of you might even be wondering to yourselves, "why does this crazy girl have chick peas on top of her brownies?" But before you judge, look a little closer. Those are wonderful bites of heaven! Kraft has decided to take their wonderful chewy caramels and package them up in these tiny little balls of joy! Chewy, sweet and oh so creamy! Add that to the wonderful frosting and voila....a sweet slice of heaven. And when I say slice, I mean ...half the pan" lol. These brownies definitely helped motivate high school students to get their work done. By the end of the period, most of them were drooling in anticipation of having one of these. I'm sure their next periods teacher did not appreciate all the requests to leave the room for a drink of water. Yep, you either gotta have some water of some milk, cause these are super rich!
For the brownies: 
1 box Brownie mix,  prepared according to package directions

Make brownie batter according to pkg directions. While the brownies are baking, prepare the frosting.

For the frosting:
6 Tbsp butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

1 bag Kraft caramel bits

Melt butter in saucepan on the stovetop. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir until melted and smooth. When brownies come out of the oven, let sit for 5 minutes then pour the frosting evenly onto the top of the brownies. Spread till smooth, if needed. Top with the entire bag of Kraft Caramel bits. Let sit until frosting is firm. You can place this in the refrigerator to firm up the frosting faster, but just note that the caramel will not be as soft if you choose to do it this way.

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