Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies
1 (18–21 ounce) package brownie mix
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup brown sugar, packed and divided
2 cups miniature chocolate chips, divided
1 cup salted mixed nuts, chopped and divided
Ice cream optional
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine brownie mix according to directions.
And ¼ cup brown sugar. Mix well.
Fold in 1½ cups of chocolate chips.
Pour batter into a bar pan and spread evenly.
Combine ½ cup of nuts and remaining ¾ cup of brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over brownie batter.
Bake 20–22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cut caramels in half, and half again.
Remove bar pan from oven.
Immediately press 24 caramels evenly into brownie in 4 rows of 6 caramels each.
Sprinkle entire brownie with remaining nuts.
Cut into squares.
Serve with ice cream if desired.