Caramel Walnut Brownies
- Ready In:
1 13 x 9 pan
- This recipe has appeared in Joy since the original edition. Have all ingredients at room temperature. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350* F. Line a 13 x 9- inch baking pan (I always use Pyrex) with greased aluminum foil, allowing it to overhang the 2 narrow ends of the pan by 2 inches.
- In a large, heavy saucepan over very low heat, melt butter with chocolate, stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat and set butter and chocolate aside until completely cool.
- Once cool, stir in sugar and vanilla.
- Stir in eggs until well-combined.
- Add flour and walnuts and stir until just combined (be careful not to overmix!).
- Scrape the batter into the pan and spread to the edges.
- Once level, drizzle caramel ice cream topping over brownies in a swirly pattern or zig-zag. Be careful not to get too much syrup in one spot, or it'll make a delicious, gooey hole in the finished brownies. The syrup will make a slight indentation into the brownies as they bake.
- Bake until the center of the pan is almost firm when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean but still moist at the bottom, 23-28 minutes.
- Remove the pan to a cooling rack and let stand several hours until completely cool.
- Using the overhanging foil as handles, lift the brownies to a cutting board, peel off the foil, and slice into pieces.
- **Helpful hint: Using a plastic knife will keep the brownies from sticking to the knife!***.
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Social worker by day, cooking/eating fiend by night. Favorite cookbook is the good ol' Joy of Cooking. Otherwise, I find all my recipes online anymore! I love to eat, so to keep myself from being 400 pounds, I try to keep my foods balanced. I avoid "crap" like Crisco or margarine. I use real sugar, whole wheat flour, and real butter. I use organic ingredients whenever possible. I want to feel good about the foods that I eat! Similarly, I always find a way to sneak in a lower-fat ingredient without sacrificing flavor. Stay tuned for more.