I just have one thing to say: This brownies were AMAZING! (Thanks to Katie for the book!)
John's Birthday Brownies
Adapted from Ultimate Turtle Brownies (Betty Crocker)
1 box Betty Crocker Ultimate Fudge brownie mix (plus egg, oil, & water called for in mix)
36 caramels unwrapped
1 cup (or more) milk chocolate chips
3 tbsp whipping cream
Heat oven to 350F. Cover bottom of 9-inch square pan with parchment or foil paper and spray bottom with non stick spray and with flour. Make brownie batter as directed. Spread half the batter in pan. Bake 13-18 minutes, depending how fudgie you want them to be.
Meanwhile melt caramels and whipping cream on low heat in the a small saucepan.
Pour caramel sauce over partially baked brownie. Spread to withing 1/4 inch of edges. Spirnkle with a uniform layer of chocolate chips. Drop remaining brownie batter by small spoonfuls onto caramel layer. Add another layer of chocolate chips.
Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until center is almost set. (Be careful here not to over bake). Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigerate covered for 1 hour before serving. Cut into desired size and enjoy!