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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Moo's Caramel Brownies

Let me start off by saying I have no idea who 'Moo' is.  But I know she makes one hell of a brownie.  Like, pretty much, the best brownie I've ever had.
There I said it, the best brownie I've ever had.
And Moo, bless her heart, made this an easy brownie as well.  No fuss and hardly any measuring.  You'll be sure to impress anyone with these brownies.

Over the weekend, I baked, cooked, crafted and finished this book.  My latest find, due to many, many recommendations from other bloggers.  It would definitely not be one I'd pick up of the shelf without some prompting.  Not usually my type of book.
Let's just say I stomped back to the library yesterday to request the sequel from them.  I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Moo's Caramel Brownies
1 boxed chocolate cake mix
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1 pkg {14 oz} caramels
3/4 c. melted butter
1 pkg. dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 pan.  In a large bowl, blend together cake mix, melted butter and 1/3 c. evaporated milk.  Spread 1/2 of this mixture into the bottom of the pan.  Bake for 6 minutes.

In a separate bowl microwave caramels until melted {about 1.5 minutes}.  Add in 1/3 c. evaporated milk and stir to combine.  Pour this mixture over the partially baked brownies and sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Drop small bits of remaining brownie batter on top.

Bake for another 18 to 20 minutes.  Allow to cool before cutting.

One of the crafts I did in about 20 minutes this weekend was make a Kiddie Christmas Jar.  But, this is a no-stress Kiddie Christmas Jar.

What you'll need:
  • Mason jar
  • Ribbon
  • Cut-up slips of paper
  • Sharpie marker


On those slips of paper write out simple Christmas activities.  Simple ones.  Some examples of mine were: sing a Christmas song, watch a Christmas movie, assemble sugar cookie dough, pick out old toys to donate, color Christmas pictures, etc.

The idea of this jar is NOT to have to delegate each day to an activity.  To me that equals = stress.  I can just imagine coming home after a long day and realizing after dinner, bath and almost bedtime that we didn't do our "activity" from the jar and the guilt of missing a day.

Or is that just me?

So use this jar for when the kids need an activity to keep them busy.  It doesn't have to be everyday, it can just be once a week.

But it may come in handy.  Enjoy.

Would you like to comment?

  1. These brownies look great! Perfectly fudgy just like I like them!

  2. Tony (BizMoto's husband)December 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    I will gladly trade you breakfast for those awesome brownies. Tony loves him a good brownie!

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  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)December 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I loooooove brownies!

  5. My husband is after your brownies - ha! They do look insulin worthy though!