Recipe By Barbara Hodge
Published Nov 17th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 15 brownies Calories 460.4

My aunt gave me this recipe. It is a little trouble, but they will be the best brownies you’ll ever eat.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 14 ounces caramels
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Peel caramels and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Heat and stir until all caramels are melted.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. 3 In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, melted butter, and chopped pecans. Place 1/2 of the batter in prepared baking pan.
  4. 4 Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. 5 Place the remaining batter into the fridge. Remove brownies from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Drizzle caramel sauce over chocolate chips. Remove brownie mix from refrigerator. Using a teaspoon, make small balls with the batter and smash flat. Very carefully, place on top of the caramel sauce until the top is completely covered.
  6. 6 Bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 460.4
  • Carbohydrate 64.1 g
  • Cholesterol 35.1 mg
  • Fat 22.1 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.1 g
  • Sodium 397.8 mg
  • Sugar 48.2 g


  1. Loved them! Forget the teaspoons and smashing. Put the last of the batter in the freezer- and then when bottom is done dump the chilled batter on to a large sheet of wax paper. Cover with another sheet and finger press or use a rolling pin to flatten. You can use the wax paper to - Read more ...
  2. These brownies are amazing! Best I've ever eaten. EVER. and everyone RAVED at Christmas over them. I read a lot of reviews and they came out PERFECT the first time. Some things to note: #1 - I made sure to use a METAL pan. #2 - I used the baking caramels from Kraft so that - Read more ...
  3. OMG!! I have made these about 1000 times. Actually am making them again tonight. This is absolutely excellent and my hubbys friends and coworkers ask for these all the time. All I have to say is DO AS INSTRUCTED! (Although I do have to say I put more batter on the bottom of the - Read more ...
  4. These are excellent. I have made them 4 times and had success 3 times. DO NOT USE A GLASS PAN. They did not cook through all the way and were very bad. I used a metal 9X11 pan the next 3 times and they turned out perfect. Very moist and chocolately.
  5. These were delicious. Make sure u stir your batter long enough for it to become totally "wet" to avoid grainy brownies that some have complained about. These will probably be the best brownies you ever taste, espeically if you like Turtle.
  6. I accidentally made this recipe with sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk and they were fabulous - the only way my husband will eat them.
  7. I normally avoid recipes with packaged cake mixes, but you will NEVER know that one was used in this recipe. These were the best brownies I've ever made. I wondered if I was missing a liquid ingredient while mixing the batter, but the directions are correct. The batter is very thick and hard to stir, - Read more ...
  8. This didn't work for me at all, it was very hard to get out of the pan and very sugar gritty and greasy. The only thing I can think of is maybe the chocolate cake mix is supposed to be prepared according to the box with the eggs and milk? If so the recipe should - Read more ...
  9. These brownies are AMAZING. I've made them 5 times since I discovered the recipe here and they just get better. Once I was forced to use caramel syrup and it was just as good, as well as a nice time saver. I always use Devil's Food and milk chocolate chips, it's important to put the - Read more ...