Caramel-Pecan Brownies

Brownies are the easiest cookie to make, but they are also the easiest to wreck.  It is very hard to judge doneness so many cooks including myself *ahem* will overcook them.  Most of the recipes will be done when they start to pull away from the sides of the pan.  This recipe has a gooey caramel center so it is harder to judge doneness.  Just watch carefully and be ready to pull these out.  When I read the recipe and saw that you cooked one layer for 25 minutes, added caramel and more brownie mix and cooked for an additional 30 minutes I said no way!  The recipe fooled me.  It is a fantastic moist and chocolatey brownie.  One of the best I have ever had.  Try these and you will never make brownies from a box again and you may even throw your old recipe away.  They won the taste test with about 42 of my best tasters!

The original recipe calls for lining the pan with foil.  Don’t use foil because the brownies will stick and you will have to peel it off with great difficulty.  Parchment paper works like a charm.  When adding the layer of caramel pour it in the center and then spread.  Try to stay an inch away from the edges.  The caramel will thin as it cooks and spread to the sides.  The first time I made them I had to trim about an inch away from the edge because the caramel was really hard around the edges after baking.  Be mindful of the cooking time.  I always set my timer about 5 minutes early just in case my oven temperature is different from the test kitchen.  These brownies are ooey gooey and must cool before cutting.  I let mine cool overnight before taking them out of the pan.  Just get ready for the compliments because you will be  getting plenty when serving these sinful pieces of caramel, pecans, and chocolate!  And what I love is they are easy!

Caramel-Pecan Brownies from Kraft

Yield 30 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 squares Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) Caramels
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups pecan halves, divided

Directions:

  1. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper.  DO NOT USE FOIL!!!
  2. In a large mixing bowl microwave chocolate and butter for 2 minutes or until butter melted.
  3. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Add sugar and eggs.  Mix well.
  5. Stir in flour until well blended.  I did all the mixing by hand with a wooden spoon.
  6. Spread half the batter into the pan.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is firm to the touch.
  8. Microwave caramels and cream in a medium bowl for about 2 minutes or until caramels begin to melt.
  9. Stir until caramels are completely melted.
  10. Stir in 1 cup of pecan halves.
  11. Spread caramel mixture over brownie layer in the pan.  Try not to go all the way to the edge. The caramel will spread as it cooks.  If it is too close to the edge it may burn.  The first time I made them.  I just cut away the edges, but they are too good to waste!
  12. Cover with the remaining brownie batter.
  13. Top with the remaining nuts.
  14. Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until top is firm to the touch.  Be careful not to overcook.
  15. Cool in pan.
  16. Lift brownies out before cutting.
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84 responses to “Caramel-Pecan Brownies

  1. Miracle McDaniel

    I learned what it takes to meet and pass the DHR assessment for a restaurant.

  2. I have a Turtle Cake that I invented that I have never posted so similar to this. I must get that post done. YUMMY!

  3. acanadianfoodie

    Did you get my comment?

  4. acanadianfoodie

    I see not – so what I had said was – I have a Turtle Cake that I “invented” so similar to these – but made my own caramel… got to post it. This would be YUMMY. :)
    Valerie

    • theteachercooks

      Yes you do need to post the caramel that you made! Im sure that it will make these brownies even more sinful!

  5. Shaughnessy Peacock

    I learned that using parchment paper is better than foil and that if the caramel is too close to the edge, it will burn.

  6. Rachael

    I learned that brownies are really easy to overcook.

  7. Brooke Nail

    I learned that these are the easiest cookies to make and the easiest to mess up as well.

  8. Taylor Jones. 1st period

    I learned that you need to use parchment paper instead of foil.

  9. Anna Scasny

    I learned that brownies are easy to make but also to mess up. With these brownies you don’t need to line the pan with foil and to use parchment paper instead.

  10. Victoria

    Through this recipe I learned that instead of using foil, use parchment paper. If you use foill then the brownies will stick to the foil and it will be difficult to remove the brownie from the foil.

  11. Amber Stevens

    I learned that in order to have a caramel center in the brownie you have to cook the bottom part first for 25 minutes then add the caramel and another layer of brownie mix and cook it for 30 minutes

  12. desiree zepp

    do not use foil when making these brownies because it will cause the brownies to stick

  13. Trish Jenkins

    I learned how to properly make brownies, what to be cautious of, and how easy it can be to mess them up.

  14. Jessie Miller

    They turn out really moist. Just wish they’re were no nuts.

  15. Most recipes including brownies are usually done baking/cooking once they start to pull away from the sides of the pan.

  16. Amber Gonzalez

    easy to wreck and most peolpe over cooke them

  17. These sound absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe at home!

  18. Eric Champion

    i;ve learn that even though brownies are easy to make it is even more easier to mes them up.

  19. Alexis Cleckley

    I learned not to line the pan with foil because it can cause the brownies to stick and they wont peel off right.

  20. Hannah Wills

    I learned that you should not line your pan with foil. If you line your pan with foil then it ends up sticking and it is hard to peel off.

  21. aubrey freeman

    Don’t line your pan with foil because they won’t come off as easy and you will have to try to pull them off.

  22. Victoria Falkner

    I learned not to use foil
    2nd period

  23. Jonathan Pham

    You should pour a layer of caramel in the center and then spread, stay an inch away from the edges

  24. Tori Chastain

    Brownies are the easiest cookie to make, but they are also the easiest to wreck

  25. Chelsee Smith

    I didn’t know that carmel spreads line as it cooks, and it makes since that it will stick to the foil.

  26. Nayra

    Brownies are easy to make,i learned that instead of using foil you can use parchment paper and its less difficult to take off than using foil.

  27. Lauren Ochoa

    I didn’t know that brownies are another type of cookie.

  28. Avery Maurer

    i learned to make sure not to use foil. That way it can cook better.

  29. shane woods

    i learned to not use foil with the brownies because they will stick to the bottom

  30. Maryana Rodriguez

    I learned that you can’t use foil because the brownies will stick to it, so you should use parchment paper.

  31. amber amey

    “Don’t use foil because the brownies will stick and you will have to peel it off with great difficulty.” I didn’t know that it was difficult I thought it would make it easy .

  32. Lexi Duncan- 2nd period

    I learned that brownies are very easy to overcook and that it is best to use parchment paper to line the brownie pan to remove them easily.

  33. Marlee King

    Don’t use foil to line the pan, use parchment paper.

  34. i learned not to use tin foil because it will make the brownies stick.

  35. Miracle McDaniel - 3rd period

    You cook one layer for 25 minutes, add caramel and more brownie mix and cook for an additional 30 minutes!

  36. brea west

    Brownies are very easy to over cook, always watch them.

  37. madison Langley

    Madison L. 3rd When spreading the caramel then try and keep it an inch away from the edge. Also you need to use parchment paper not aluminum.

  38. carlie shaw

    Don’t use foil because the brownies will stick and it will be hard to peel it off, use parchment paper instead.

  39. Cody 3rd

    I learned brownies are easily overcooked and that you have to pay attention to them at all times to make sure the cooking is done precisely.

  40. RaShunda,Summer

    I learned how to put caramel inside of brownies, without using a tube.

  41. Shelby Garner

    i learned that a good way to tell if they are done is when they start to pull away from the sides of the pan.

  42. Nick Wise

    I learned that the brownies can be messed up easily so be mindful of the time.

  43. Tori Attison

    When I cook I usually use aluminum foil for everything so I learned that sometimes its best not to use foil and use parchment paper instead.

    3rd period

  44. Paloma Ciranda

    i learned not to use foil because the brownies will stick.

  45. Emily Gilbert

    I learned that when pouring the caramel, you want to pour it in the center and leave about an inch of space from the edges. The caramel thins out and it might be harder to remove the brownies from the edge of the pan.

  46. curtis woods

    you need to make sure you have to watch the brownies and take of them

  47. Eric RIvera

    i learned that using foil is a bad way to make brownie on.

  48. Nicholas

    It is very hard to judge doneness

  49. Ashleigh 3rd

    Brownies are easy to make but are also easy to mess them up!

  50. jenny borges

    use parchmeat paper instead of foil

  51. Brownies are the easiest cookie to make, but they are also the easiest to wreck.

  52. Brandi Stamples

    I learned that brownies are very easy to overcook and that it is best to use parchment paper to line the brownie pan so they can come off easily

  53. Keri Lawrence

    I learned that brownies are a type of cookie and they can be easily burned and don’t use the foil cause it makes the brownies stick.

  54. taylor

    I learned that when pouring the caramel, you want to pour it in the center and leave about an inch of space from the edges. The caramel thins out and it might be harder to remove the brownies from the edge of the pan.

  55. Elizabeth Stevens 4th

    I learned from this blog that brownies are the easiest to make but also the hardest to make, not only that, but using aluminun foil is hard to use when it comes to getting the brownies to not stick.

  56. Luke McCowen

    I have learned that Brownies tend to stick to foil and it is better to use parchment paper instead

  57. Breanna Swanson

    i learned not to put the brownies onto to foil because the brownies will stick

  58. I learned that brownies are harder to cook than it seems.

  59. Tiffani Willis

    I learned that brownies are very easy to overcook and that you can make brownies with carmel in the middle

  60. jasmine

    i learned that with caramel pecan brownies you cant use foil because it will stick you would need to use parchment paper, and that the caramel will spread when cooking.

  61. Dedriana Mims

    Don’t use foil because the brownies will stick. Parchment paper works better. When you add the layer of caramel pour it in the center first and then spread it.

  62. nestor gonzalez

    • I guess that you can’t always trust what the back of a box says.

  63. khalista bester

    Unlike other recipes, I learned that you do not use foil but 13 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper

  64. Ondea Stokes

    From this blog posting I learned that the temperature of your oven can be different from test kitchens etc so you may have to set your timer early!

  65. cahlie edmondson

    they sound great and i didnt know you werent supposed to use foil. im not a big fan of nute so i can just make them without.

  66. Kailin

    I learned that it is easy to overcook brownies, and when you make them it is better to use parchment paper rather than foil because foil will be hard to pull off.

  67. chance morris 4th

    Brownies I learned that brownies are very easy to overcook and ruin and to not use foil

  68. Tkeya Dix (1st period)

    I learned that you must not use fiol, because the brownies will stick to it. Also that it is best to take the brownies out of the pan and let them cool before you cut them. Tkeya Dix (1st period)

  69. Lindsey Steinke

    I learned that it is best to take them out when they pull away from the edges of the pan because it is very easy to over cook them.

  70. Alana Oliver

    i learned that brownies are easy to make but also easy to ruin.

  71. Danielle Summers

    Brownies are easiest to make and to mess up. You can over cook them and you must keep an eye on them. It is hard to judge the doneness and you are not suppose to cook them on foil.

  72. Jonathan Goldthwaite

    I learned by reading this recipe that when cooking messy foods such as brownies or cookies to not use aluminum foil because they will stick.

  73. Abbie Post

    I learned that you have to make sure you cook the brownies well so they wont be under or over done.

  74. Summer Steele

    i learned not to line the pan with foil and to use Parchment paper because it better

  75. i hope we get to make this in your class

  76. I can’t wait to try these but it will have to be without the nuts for me. Yummy..

  77. Alana Oliver

    I learned that parchment paper is the best to use when making these brownies.

  78. Summer Steele

    I learned how to use parchment paper.

  79. Alana Oliver

    I learned that using parshment paper help the brownies not to stick.

  80. Lauren Ochoa

    You shouldn’t use foil but parchment paper instead.

  81. Tori Chastain

    I learned that you should use parchement paper instead of foil for the brownies

  82. Shane Woods

    I didnt know you had to line the pan with foil when making brownies

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