I'm feeling the Christmas spirit friends, especially this year now that we have so many babysitters and caretakers that I truly appreciate. This is the time of year to take a minute to let them know that they matter a great deal to us.
What to get them? This year I'm getting everyone what they really want. At least, what I think they really want.
Who doesn't appreciate extra cash. Not a gift card. Cold hard cash to do whatever you want with. Wine. No explanation necessary. And treats because it's fun and festive.
I have every confidence you know how to get to the ATM and pluck a bottle of wine off the shelf so here's a recipe for decadent caramel brownies that are good enough to gift.
They are gooey. chocolatey. soft. rich. sticky. crumbly. downright perfection until you have more than one piece because they are that over the top.
You will need:
14 oz caramels - one package. you'll need to unwrap the individually wrapped pieces.
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup +1 tab so Margarine
2 cups sugar
4 eggs3/4 cup cocoa 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup or 2 semisweet chips
Don't get frustrated. This is going to sound more complicated than it is. It's actually really easy.
Melt caramels and sweet condensed milk together. Separately melt margarine and cool. Beat sugar and eggs then add cocoa, milk and cooled margarine. Mix flour, salt and baking, powder, add to chocolate mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Place 2/3 of batter in greased and floured 9x13 and bake 12 mins. Then pour melted caramels over. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over and smooth out a little. Bake another 25-30 mins. Let it cool then cut.
Go get a cute Christmas dessert box and place them in there carefully with parchment paper in between any layers. Done!
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