I'm the working mother of a bunch of kids. I cook not only because I have to, but because I like to - experiment, create and have fun. Every holiday, birthday, or event, they all come home for mom's cooking. Since food is what we use to bring us together, I'm hoping some of my tips, techniques and misadventures can help you in the kitchen, too.
Brownies are one of the easy sweet recipes you can make ahead and they serve many. Mix, bake and let them set. This recipe shows that with a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you can have a gooey chocolate dessert with a bit of crunch. Thanks to my friend Barb for this recipe.
Barb's Turtle Brownies
1 pkg. (14 oz.) caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 box (18.5 oz.) German Chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup softened margarine
1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)
12 oz. semisweet chocolate pieces
Combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk on top of double boiler. Stir until smooth and melted.
Combine cake mix and remaining milk and softened margarine. Blend until mixture holds together. Stir in nuts. Press one half of cake mixture in a a greased 13x9 pan and bake for 6 minutes at 350. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate pieces on top. Pour melted caramel evenly over top. Crumble remaining mix over caramel and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into bars.