Decadent Kwanzaa Brownies
-from Joyce Brown
Who doesn't love brownies! Are they all decadent?
If you believe all the recipes found online you'd think they are. So why should this one be any different?
This recipe was inspired by Eagle Brand but instead of topping them with pecans as you see in this
picture I used chocolate cream and followed the Kwanzaa tradition of a choice of fresh sliced and diced fruit (I
used mango and peaches). Oh baby oh baby! They really are deliciously decadent! And if you have a nuts allergy,
this can be your go-to recipe any time of the year!
(The photo is from the Eagle Brand recipe with
the pecan topping instead of chocolate cream and fruit. Aren't they beautiful?)
Makes 4 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 2/3 cups vegetable oil (do NOT use olive oil)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups caramels, unwrapped
- 1 (14-ox) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed
- 1 (18.4-oz) package fudge brownie mix
- 1 (12-oz) package chocolate chips (2 cups)
- Chocolate Cream (recipe follows)
|Assorted fresh fruit, sliced or cut up, such as banana,
mango, papaya, peaches, pineapple, strawberries
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
In a large bowl combine all ingredients and beat
*Recipe from Hershey Foods
Heat oven to 350 F. Line 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking
pan with parchment paper or foil, extending over the sides of the pan
Prepare Brownie mix according to package directions using oil, water and eggs. Spread 1 1/2 cups of mixture in
prepared pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until center is set.
Combine caramels, sweetened condensed milk and
butter in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until caramels are almost melted. Whisk until smooth. Gently
spread caramel mixture over partially baked brownie. Sprinkle caramel with chocolate chips. Spread remaining unbaked
brownie batter evenly over chocolate chips.
Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely.
Spread Chocolate Cream over top and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Cut into squares or bars and chill again
in the refrigerator. Garnish with fruit just before serving.