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Knock Your Socks Off Brownies
Yield: 12 brownies

Knock Your Socks Off Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This recipe uses a mix, but it really is the best brownie ever with a caramel middle and delicious nuts!


  • 1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans (I ran out of pecans and used mostly walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk (additional)
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted
  • 60 Caramels, Unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter.
  3. Stir together until totally combined.
  4. Mixture will be very thick.
  5. Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
  8. In a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water) melt caramels with additional 1/2 cup evaporated milk.
  9. When melted and combined, pour over brownie base. Sprinkle chocolate chips as evenly as you can over the caramel.
  10. Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface.
  11. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan.
  12. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips.
  13. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  14. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  15. When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies.
  16. Cut into either nine or twelve helpings, and carefully remove from the pan.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 311Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 26mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 32gProtein 4g

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Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

These are in the oven now and they smell amazing. I can't wait to try them! The only thing I would suggest to very basic bakers like myself, would be to use Pam to spray your fingers and work the mix. Mine was so thick and sticky. Once I sprayed my fingers, it was so much easier to work with. They just came out of oven, now to make myself wait :(


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Great tip Mendy! Nettie


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Wow, don't those look good, my tummy is grumbling now!!


Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Thank you Tara!


Monday 27th of July 2015

I love brownies! And have had quite the craving lately. Can't beat a brownie called "knock your socks off"!!!! Must try!

Faustina Mulrooney Festorazie

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Has anyone tried melting the caramels & evaporated milk in the microwave? If so, at what level of power and for how long?? Thank you.


Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Faustina, You can melt them in a microwave safe bowl, I would try doing it on a couple minute increments, stirring in between. Nettie

Patricia Conte

Sunday 4th of January 2015

Whoa! These look amazing! I'll probably dream about these tonight :)


Monday 5th of January 2015

Thank you Patricia! They are a chocolate dream! Nettie

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