Fudgy Caramel Cashew Brownies

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 36-40


  • 3
    ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1
    (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 34 - 1
    cup butter
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease & flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • 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).
  • Allow to cool slightly (about 5 minutes).
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add melted chocolate and beat until well blended.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and beat at low speed until mixed.
  • Stir in crushed cookies and remaining chocolate chips by hand.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and spread.
  • 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.
  • Immediately sprinkle rolos on top of hot brownies and let stand until the caramels soften (10 minutes).
  • Pull tip of toothpick through softened candy to spread and swirl (won't completely cover tops of brownies).
  • Sprinkle with cashews and cool until set (1 hour).
  • Cut into serving sized pieces.