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Knock You Naked Brownies

July 27, 2011

When I was younger, my best friend, Whitney and I were introduced to the recipe, “Better Than Sex Bars.” However, with no idea what that meant, we nicknamed them, “Grandma’s Got a Dirty Mind Bars.” They were fudge-y, caramel-y bars that were so sweet your teeth would hurt after eating them.

This new recipe is essentially the same thing, except there are layers of fudge and caramel… And well, I’m a huge fan of layers… in baking, hair, and clothing… In case anyone cared.

The recipe uses store bought cake mix and caramels so anyone can make it! Plus, would you really want to pass up on the opportunity to eat a bar titled, “Better Than Sex,” “Grandma’s Got a Dirty Mind,” and “Knock You Naked Brownies?!” I think not.

Knock You Naked Brownies recipe by The Pioneer Woman:

1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix (I Used Duncan Hines)

1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans

1/3 cup Evaporated Milk

½ cup Evaporated Milk (additional)

½ cup Butter, Melted

60 whole Caramels, Unwrapped

1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

¼ cup Powdered Sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.
  3. Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
  4. In a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water) melt caramels with additional 1/2 cup evaporated milk. When melted and combined, pour over brownie base. Sprinkle chocolate chips as evenly as you can over the caramel.
  5. Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies. Cut into either nine or twelve helpings, and carefully remove from the pan.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2011 11:48 am

    STOOOPPPPPPPP!!!!!but finally a recipe I can make without a mixer!!

  2. Jen Snyder permalink
    November 17, 2011 10:01 pm

    So Claire–

    Attempting to make these right now. Store didn’t have caramels so I used caramel milkey ways…also I didn’t measure the milk out, just guessed, and I forgot to add butter.

    The are in the oven now…we will see…I’m making these for a class party

    • November 18, 2011 11:23 am

      Did you exclude the additional chocolate chips then since the Milky Ways already have chocolate? Also, the milk is just to smooth out the caramel, so if it looks like a good consistency you’ll be fine. And did you forget to put butter in the brownie base? Because that might be a problem… Butter is always better! But let me know how it works out!

  3. Brenda permalink
    October 8, 2012 8:45 pm

    I make these ALL the time and sell them at our local Farmer’s Market, along with an array of other baking, they are always a hit mostly because of the name I think

    • October 9, 2012 12:18 pm

      What Farmer’s Market! If I had a vendor selling these I would be ALL OVER it! I loooove them. And yes, they do tend to always give these bars creative names!


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