German Chocolate Caramel Brownies

This brownie recipe is one that is made like a bar cookie in three layers. Several years ago I made this brownie as a dessert for my daughter's rehearsal dinner before her wedding. These German Chocolate Caramel Brownies were also on my dessert table for Thanksgiving this year.

German Chocolate Caramel Brownies
1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (11 ounce) bag Kraft caramel bits
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking pan by greasing and flouring. In a medium bowl, mix cake mix, melted butter, and 1/3 cup evaporated milk until well blended; add pecans.  Press 1/2 of this mixture into prepared baking pan; bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Melt caramel bits and remaining 1/3 cup of evaporated milk in double boiler or microwave oven. Spread over cake layer, then sprinkle chocolate chips over caramel layer. Crumble remaining cake mixture on top of chocolate chips; press lightly. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

German chocolate cake mix, caramel bits, evaporated milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips are some of the ingredients in these brownies.

Press 1/2 of the cake mixture into the prepared pan.

Spread the melted caramel layer over the baked cake layer.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the caramel layer.

Crumble the remaining cake mixture over the chocolate chips.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

The melted caramel and chocolate chips in the center between the two layers of German chocolate cake are wonderful.


  1. Holy moly!!! They look wonderful!!! We'll be making these for sure! Thanks!

  2. This sounds like the best combination. It has the WOW factor.

  3. I make these, too, Anita!! Aren't they the best??!! I haven't tried the caramel bits, yet, however. That will make it SO much easier than all that unwrapping!

  4. Oh how I wish I could have been at YOUR table! I LOVE this decadent dessert. Makes you feel so spoiled & royal to enjoy them. YOWZA! and Way.To.Go! Great photos too. Enjoy a great week.

  5. Anita - wanted you to know I added your blog button to my "Blogs I love" page at my blog...=)

  6. These were SO GOOD. And then I forgot to take some home!

  7. Wow, these are amazing! I can almost taste them! Thanks for a great recipe. :)

  8. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  9. Great blog! These brownies look wonderful! I see you are an Arkansas girl! Me, too! :)

  10. Oh how yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Temptations! Have a great weekend!

  11. Those look so yummy. What a great combination of flavors. Come visit us. We have a terrific giveaway from The Shabby Apple. A beautiful party dress.

  12. The word caramel is like magic. I want some, yes I do.

  13. Hi There!
    I'd love for you to link this recipe up on A Themed Baker's Sunday, where the theme is Chocolate!
    See you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary