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Candy Apple Brownies

Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Author Cathy Trochelman

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix *choose one that uses oil, water, and eggs
  • Mott's Applesauce enough to replace 1/2 of the oil called for in the brownies
  • Mott's Apple Juice enough to replace the water called for in the brownies
  • 2 eggs

Caramel Filling

  • 1 bag 11 oz. wrapped caramels
  • 1/3 c. half & half or whipping cream

Frosting

  • 1/3 c. salted butter at room temperature
  • 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. Mott's Apple Juice
  • 1 c. Candy Apple M&M's coarsely crushed in food processor

Instructions

Brownies

  1. Mix brownies according to package instructions, replacing water with apple juice and half of oil with apple sauce.
  2. Pour half of batter into a parchment-lined 8x8 inch pan.
  3. Bake 25 minutes at 325 degrees.
  4. In a microwaveable bowl, melt caramels and half & half 2 minutes on high. Stir until completely melted.
  5. Pour caramel mixture over baked brownies and top with remaining brownie batter.
  6. Bake an additional 30-35 minutes or until brownies are firm on top.
  7. Cool completely.

Frosting

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 2 c. powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  3. Add apple juice and mix until smooth, then add remaining powdered sugar.
  4. Frost cooled brownies and top with M&M's.