Fudgy Caramel Cashew Brownies

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Oreos lend flavor and texture to these moist, fudgey brownies. They seem soft, but they're still easy to cut and handle once they've cooled. If baking at high altitude, use the lower of the measurements given for butter, sugar, and baking powder. Cook time includes time for caramel to set.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 34-1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 14-1 12 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12-1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 20 Oreo cookies, crushed (I use the food processor to crush them)
  • 40 Rolo chocolates, unwrapped & cut in half (chewy caramels covered in milk chocolate, packaged in gold foil - 8 1/2 oz)
  • 34 cup roasted cashews, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease & flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a 1-qt, microwavable bowl, combine baking chocolate, 2/3 cup chocolate chips, and butter, and microwave on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth (1 1/2-2 minutes).
  4. Allow to cool slightly (about 5 minutes).
  5. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Add melted chocolate and beat until well blended.
  7. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and beat at low speed until mixed.
  8. Stir in crushed cookies and remaining chocolate chips by hand.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread.
  10. Bake until the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and the center is set (when a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out just slightly moist) (30-40 minutes); don't overbake.
  11. Immediately sprinkle rolos on top of hot brownies and let stand until the caramels soften (10 minutes).
  12. Pull tip of toothpick through softened candy to spread and swirl (won't completely cover tops of brownies).
  13. Sprinkle with cashews and cool until set (1 hour).
  14. Cut into serving sized pieces.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are so rich and decadent! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out wonderful, but very rich, so keep the servings small! We loved these and will definitely make them again. Thank you!

5 5

Decadent, perfect description! followed exactly with the exception of I used honey roasted almonds and only baked at 30 minutes as the previous reviewer suggested.

5 5

I made these for a family reunion and they were a big hit. It is better to under cook these for sure! I only cooked these for 35 minutes and I wish I had taken them out at 30. The middle was still soft but edges were not. I couldn't find Rolo's but I substituted caramel filled Hershey kisses and they worked fine. Also, did not have cashews but sprinkled butter brickle bits on top instead. Will definitely make these again