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Name: Brownies Outrageous
Key Ingredient: chocolate cake mix
Preparation: mix, bake
Cuisine: American
Food Group: cookies
Meals: lunch, dinner, party, picnic, snack
Courses: dessert
Temperature: room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :20
Elapsed Time: :50
Occasion: party
Comments: The top layer of batter will be thick. You can drop it on top in small clumps or flatten with your hands to cover more of the caramel layer.
Servings: 48

1 (18-1/2 ounce) box German Chocolate or Dark Chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup (1-1/2 cubes) butter, melted
2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) package Kraft caramels
Chopped nuts, optional

For thicker brownies use a 7-1/2 x 11-1/2-inch pan. For thinner brownies use a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Grease pan and set aside.
Mix cake mix with melted butter and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Pat half of the cake mix mixture in the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350F. for 10 to 12 minutes for thicker brownies and 6 to 8 minutes for thinner brownies.
Meanwhile, melt caramels with remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Stir often.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the baked bottom. Add caramel mixture and spread. Top with the remaining cake mix mixture and chopped nuts, if using. Bake at 350F. for 20 to 25 minutes for thicker brownier and 15 to 20 minutes for thinner brownies. Cool. Cut into bars.

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