Sweet, gooey, sticky Peanut Butter Caramel Brownie Magic Bars!
Did I already mention that I’m participating in #nocupcakesJAN? It’s kinda killing me. I reallllllly want a cupcake. But, I looked back at our honeymoon pictures this afternoon and got a quick dose of inspiration. Target has a lot of cute bathing suits out, too, so that helps.
These Peanut Butter Caramel Brownie Magic Bars are not healthy (I might have even referred to them as diabetes inducing). But they are good. I made them for my friend who is having a rough start to the year and, of course, I had to taste test one. Just one, small corner. Hopefully they made her feel better. If nothing else, the super cute heart tray that I piled them on (that I got from Target for $3!) should help.
I saw Dorothy at Crazy for Crust make Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars last week and tweaked them just a little bit to make room for the caramel that my friend requested. That made them extra chewy and gooey.
Peanut Butter Caramel Brownie Magic Bars
- 1 19.5 oz brownie mix I used Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge
- 1 stick butter softened (I used salted)
- 1 egg
- 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups chopped
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup caramel bits
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9″ x 13″ pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat brownie mix, butter and egg until combined. I used my hand mixer but it does get thick so be careful that you don’t break it. I would probably use my stand mixer next time.
- Press the brownie mix into the bottom of the prepared pan, making it even.
- Sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and caramel bits over the brownie crust.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the candy evenly so it’s fully coated.
- Depending on your oven, bake 28-30 minutes until the brownies begin to brown. I checked mine at 28 minutes and they were still very “wet” so I left them go another 5 minutes or so.
- Let them cool completely before slicing into bars. You can pop them into the fridge for a few minutes (if you’re impatient, like me) to speed up up the cooling process.