Starting to do a bit of baking for various Christmas gatherings. Saw some wonderful looking deserts on my friend, Mindy Lovell's, FB page & she was kind enough to share one of them with me. It combines brownie type batter with, pecans, chocolate & caramels..and these, my friend, are a few of my FAVORITE THINGS!
They look sort of weird when you are baking them, but they turn out awesome & delicious!!
Here's what you'll need:
German chocolate cake mix;
1/2c butter (I always use REAL butter!) - softened
11oz rolo candies (chopped into small pieces)
Chopped pecans (I used approx 3/4 to 1 cup)--the recipe says they are optional..but for me, they are NEVER optional!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix first 3 ingredients & spread half (ONLY 1/2) of batter in 13x9 dish. (I coated mine with Pam). At first you may think you have done something wrong since it's very THICK. But it's okay. You pretty much have to use the back of a large spoon to spread it out. Spread into bottom & make sure to cover entire pan. Don't be tempted to use more than 1/2.. you will need everything left at the end. It will look something like this:
Bake this mixture for 8 minutes. When you remove it it will look like a very thin brownie. DON'T over bake. Here is a picture of mine right out of the oven:
Remove from oven & sprinkle the chopped up rolos & pecans evenly over the top. The recipe says to "crumble" remaining batter..but honestly it's more like a "dollop". Just put large chunks of it all over the top evenly amongst the yummy chunks of rolos & pecans. It looks like this before the final baking. The dark chunks on top are unbaked.
Pop back into the oven & bake for around 17-18 minutes. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERBAKE!!! Use timer & don't try to judge by look.
What comes out is a yummy, warm batch of happiness in your mouth!!!
Let cool completely & cut into brownie size squares. Enjoy!