The original and rather irresistible name of these brownies, was "knock you naked brownies".
They were pretty fantastic, although thankfully all present managed to keep their clothes on!!
They were super simple to throw together, and I liked that the caramel layer had time to chill and harden before putting the final layer in place.
1 (18.5 ounce) package of german chocolate cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips
1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup evaporated milk, divided
1/2 cup melted butter
14 ounce package caramels, unwrapped
1 cup chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, nuts, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and melted butter. Press half of the batter into the bottom of a greased 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
Bake in a preheated oven 350F oven for 8 minutes. In a microwave or top of a double boiler, melt caramels with remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk. When caramel mixture is well mixed, pour over baked layer. Cover with chocolate chips. Chill for about an hour or until the caramel is hard. Press the remaining batter on top of morsels. Return to oven and bake 28 minutes (or less for gooier brownies).
Let cool before cutting.
Recipe adapted from Arkansas Living, May 2012