Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Favorite Brownies

I love these brownies. I got this recipe out of a recipe contests and food festival cookbook. These are delicious! They won first prize at a AAA Brownie contest in 2004.

2 sticks butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
12 ounces caramels
2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate squares together; stir to combine. Remove from heat and mix in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9X13-inch baking pan. bake for 14 minutes.

Heat caramels, peanut butter and evaporated milk., stirring frequently, until melted and combined. Remove brownies from oven; pour caramel mixture over brownies. Sprinkle nuts and white and milk chocolate chips over caramel layer. Pour remaining batter over chocolate chips and bake for approx. 20 more minutes. (They may need a few extra minutes, you don't want them under baked) Cool before slicing. After they have cooled on the counter for about an hour I put them in the fridge for another hour so the caramel mixture will finish setting up. This recipe makes 18-24 brownies.


Bonny said...

Oh my, do those sound yummy.