I found this recipe and looked at some of the others on the site and combined ideas to make some modifications. My version came out fantastic, easy, tasty, the best of all worlds for an easy fantastic recipe. Don't use the flour, the caramel sauce, or the coconut. Instead, melt a 14 oz. bag of caramels with 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Make the brownies as directed on box for 20 brownies, bake HALF the recipe for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and pour melted caramel mixture over top, reserving just a little for topping. Put rest of brownie mix on top of caramel carefully, then top with little dabs of caramel sauce. (You'll even have enough caramel sauce to dip some apple slices for your afternoon snack!). Bake remaining time as indicated on brownie mix box, approx. 30-35 minutes or so. Toothpick inserted toward center should come out ALMOST clean. This turned out fantastic, not hard, not underbaked. They're sticky, gooey, and delicious!
I have made this recipe many times and they always turn out DELICIOUS!!! I do not use the coconut. These are hard to keep around.
I followed this recipe to the letter and it came out terribly! (Twice!) Brownie was undercooked and caramel was overcooked, couldn't even get them out of the pan. A big mess!
This has everything I want in a recipe. It's quick, easy and tasty. My boys sure loved this one.