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Amazing Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Amazing Chocolate Chip Brownies

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2012-06-25 Other

This layered dessert has both the chocolate chip cookie and chocolaty brownie all in one. A layer of gooey caramel in the center topped with a rich chocolate frosting makes this a one-of-a-kind delectable treat.

  • Servings: 24
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: about 60 minute plus 1 hour chill time
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins

Ingredients:

Brownie Layer:
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Sifted Baking Cocoa
¼ cup Organic Applesauce
¼ Canola Oil
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp Low-fat Milk
¾ cup All-purpose Flour
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Powder
Caramel Layer:
1 pkg Individually Wrapped Caramels, unwrapped
¼ cup Evaporated Milk
Chocolate Chip Dough:
2¼ cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Butter, softened
¾ cup Sugar
¾ cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Chocolate Chips
½ cup Butterscotch Chips
Chocolate Frosting:
½ cup Butter
⅔ cup Sifted Baking Cocoa
1 tsp Vanilla
3 cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
⅓ cup Milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, applesauce, oil, eggs, and milk in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to the chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Pour into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake about 12 minutes. Place pan on wire rack.

Melt caramels and milk together over low heat until caramels are melted. This will take about 10 minutes, so be sure and stir almost constantly so the caramels don’t stick to the pan and burn. Pour over baked layer.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Mix butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add vanilla and eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Drop by big spoonfuls and spread over caramel layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack then chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before frosting.

Melt the butter and stir in the cocoa powder. Add vanilla. Alternately add milk and powdered sugar. Mix in a mixing bowl until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into bars.

Helpful Tips:

My little sister renamed this dessert "Tofreeanic," meaning “amazing."