Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies

  • Christmas goodie #5 is peanut butter caramel brownies and they are to die for!!  There are 3 layers to these brownies.  First a chocolate bottom, second and caramel peanuty middle, and third a chocolate top sprinkled with yummy peanut butter cups and chopped peanuts.  All that is missing is a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Hold on a second while I go and top mine with some.

    Okay I am back with my peanut butter caramel brownie and ice cream.  I know I really shouldn’t be eating this be typing but I can’t help it.  A mama has got to break the rules and indulge and I promise I won’t get any on the keyboard.  Well maybe.

    Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies

    These brownies really are easy to put together.  You should know me by now I don’t do to many complicated things.  Start by making the base which is just a chocolate cake mix, butter and an egg.  Bake for 15 minutes and top with a peanut butter caramel.  Sprinkle with peanuts.  Spread melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and peanut butter cups.  Just be sure to cool these bad boys completely before cutting them.  I like to do this in the freezer to speed things up 🙂

    Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies

    Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    17 mins
    Total Time
    32 mins
     
    Course: Brownies, Dessert
    Servings: 36
    Author: Countryside Cravings
    Ingredients
    • 1 chocolate cake mix
    • 1/2 cup butter softened
    • 1 egg
    • 36 caramels unwrapped
    • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 1 cup peanuts
    • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups roughly chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking dish with parchment paper.
    2. Using an electric mixer beat together the cake mix, butter and egg. Press into the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
    3. In a medium saucepan heat the caramels and condensed milk over low heat stirring constantly until the caramels have melted. Add in the peanut butter and bowl for 2 minutes. Spread over warm brownie bottom. Sprinkle with peanuts.
    4. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Spread over caramel layer. Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups and peanuts. Cool completely before cutting into bars. I like to do this in the freezer.

     

    Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies

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