Who On Earth Made These Brownies??

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I know that’s a funny name, but really, who did make these brownies? That’s what you will ask yourself when you take a big bite of fudgy, caramel-y goodness. And wouldn’t it be great to know how to make them yourself at home? I did. I made them!

I remember the first time I successfully made them. Victory was mine.

Cassidy makes the brownies a lot, but he has seen me perfect my technique. We brought them to Scarlet’s first preschool picnic, and sure enough, her teacher emailed me and said, “Who on earth made those brownies??” I had to smile knowingly. I’m not even a huge brownies fan. I’m a cookies girl! These brownies have changed me. They are delicious right out of the pan, and they are also delicious the next day. In fact, they are easier to cut after they have cooled overnight. The problem?

They leave a very gooey and messy and crusty pan.

The solution? My Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths (2 pack).

This is a new product! The dish cloths are available in 2 packs in gray, mint, coral, and navy for $4.99 at Target. They are fully washable, reusable, and sturdy. They are located in the kitchen tool area of Target.

With less worry about kitchen cleanup, I set them to work against my messy brownies.

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Here we go!

The Best Caramel Brownies Ever.

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12-15

The Best Caramel Brownies Ever.

This isn't the easiest recipe, but once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy these and consider them the best brownies you'd ever had! You can add nuts, or use chocolate chips instead of chunks. Add sprinkles. Add anything!


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk (separate from 1/2 cup)
  • 1.5 sticks butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with butter or cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the box of cake mix, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter.
  4. Use a spatula to smooth down half of the batter in the greased baking pan.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Put the other half of the batter in the fridge for the time being.
  7. Unwrap the caramels and put in a microwave-safe bowl with the 1/2 cup of evaporated milk.
  8. Heat for two minutes on high, stir, then one minute, stir, and then stir in between 15 second intervals until the mixture melts into a caramel sauce.
  9. Remove brownies from oven and put the chocolate chunks evenly on top.
  10. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the chocolate chunks.
  11. Remove the 1/2 brownie batter from fridge. Use a spoon to make small balls, flatten them as thin as possible, and then place them on top of the caramel sauce until it's all covered.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and serve.

Are you in love yet? I just gave four to a friend and I’m awaiting her opinion. The rest are alone with me!

And now as I have this messy pan to contend with, I think about ways to clean your kitchen less often. Does your kitchen look like a tornado hit it? Mine tends to do so, even after it’s been deep cleaned. Luckily there are little hacks and tricks so that you won’t have to clean it quite so often, because you’ll be doing quite a good job the first or second time around. Ready?

Five Kitchen Hacks To Clean Your Kitchen Less Often:

1. Outsource! I know, I know. This morning I told Scarlet I would be happy if Mary Poppins came to live with us. Parents and in-laws are great. Cleaning staffs are great too. You can also outsource your cleaning.. to your own family! Whee! Now that my kids are old enough to do at least halfway decent jobs with tasks, I created a daily chore chart for my kids. The good news? I made a printable you can use too! Here you go. I made this myself: My Daily Chores List

2. Dishes are often the problem, aren’t they? Start with an empty dishwasher and an empty sink. I learned this from Cassidy. I make sure the dishwasher and sink are empty BEFORE I start cooking, and that way, I can rinse and load right away instead of leaving them to sit. We also clean as go. AND, clean our sink after washing the dishes. It helps so much!

3. Take care of your gear. Make sure to oil your cutting boards once a month – it only takes five minutes! Don’t forget your wooden spoons as well. Get good quality kitchen tools and keep them close by. Pare down to the essentials and store them neatly under the sink, in pull-out drawers, in fun baskets and buckets, or in an over-the-cabinet door rack or pantry.

4. Keep your counters clean and clear. Ours can turn into a right mess of clutter. Countertops tend to have too many things, even when it’s good things, and it makes the whole kitchen feel untidy, rather than inviting. Clear five things off at a time! Or ten at a time. Have every family member clear off a few. You’ll feel better pretty soon after that.

5. Have a good solution to your kitchen problems. Clutter is a problem with a solution. Time management is a problem with a solution. Messy, crusty dishes are a problem, no matter how often and how well you clean. We are people who like messy foods! My new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth features two sides with scrubbing dots technology on one side. We have non-scratch scrubbing power AND the wiping and drying functions of a dish cloth.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a kitchen to clean for Des’ fourth birthday party tonight!

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    1. It is slightly time-consuming only with the actually rolling out the top layer, but otherwise, totally easy. And the taste is amazing.

  1. I NEED THESE BROWNIES IN MY LIFE! I’m a cookie girl too, as you know, but brownies are a close second. 🙂 Pinned this and WILL try. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am going to have to try these brownies and that dishcloth. I always have a mess after cooking in the kitchen so this will surely make my life so much easier.

  3. I could totally go for one of those brownies right now! Thanks for the tip! I have a few Scotch Brite items in my hoe – they are great!

  4. Yes indeed victory is yours! Love that printable too, soo cute! How on earth does a kitchen survive without Scotch Brite items? I know i can’t 🙂

  5. I love a good brownie – and these look delicious! I try to outsource all kitchen clean up to the boys – I cook, they clean! Will have to check out these dishcloths. Hope the birthday party went well!

  6. Stick a fork in me girl… I’m done! I could eat an entire plate of those brownies. Never thought to add caramel with into my brownie recipe but this sounds like it would be heavenly.

  7. So I don’t like chocolate (because I am weird like that) but I do like my BFF’s chocolate fudge that has this bits of skor/toffee bits in it and I like brownies with a huge helping of vanilla ice cream. See I’m weird.
    ANd I would eat this. All of it.

  8. Oh my, ooey gooey desserts are always the best. These look absolutely delicious and I bet my kids would clean up the pan within a day or two.

  9. Thanks for the recipe. Rich’s birthday is next week, I’m going to make these. Btw way, he’s a brownie gut, and I prefer cookies;)

  10. James would love these – he always requests brownies for his birthday instead of cake. Your chore chart looks great, btw. Too bad that boat has sailed around here. I feel sorry for my children’s roommates and future spouses.

  11. I suck at making two things: biscuits and brownies. I even considered creating a website called Biscuits and Brownies with the premise that I would tackle these two culinary white whales. I’ll have to try your recipe, it sounds super simple, and product looks suuuuuuper delicious!

    1. haha, you really need to start up that website! I’m sure you have loads of free time! (totally kidding, none of us do) But I would pay to read that.

  12. OOH those brownies look delicious! I love gooey brownies way more than cake like ones. There is something about that texture that makes them 100x better in my opinion 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe (and my son, a fellow chocolate lover, thanks you as well)!

  13. A clean kitchen can make such a difference! We’ve been going to bed making sure our kitchen is tidy and it makes such a difference in the world.
    These brownies look amazing! I’ve given up trying to make brownies myself — they never seem to cook right — but I do enjoy them when they are around 🙂

  14. I need to make this happen this weekend. For no reason. Maybe because it’s June, or maybe because summer is coming. no excuses needed! It looks too good not to try!

  15. Scotchbrite! Very nifty product I should say. I tend to keep about 3-4 rags in our kitchen sink. It can get really messy too. LOL. Also, your brownies look soooo yummyyy!!

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