So, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I really enjoy celebrating unusual “holidays” with baked goods. Well, last Friday was Babe Ruth Day! Babe Ruth Day falls every year on April 27th and was created to honor one of Baseball’s greatest players ever. While the origin of the name of the Baby Ruth Bar is disputed (was it named after Babe Ruth or after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth?), this occasion felt like the perfect opportunity to turn one of my favorite candy bars into some delicious brownies!!
First, assemble your ingredients.
You are going to need:
- Your favorite brownie recipe or one box of pre-made brownie mix (I used a heavy, fudge brownie cause they’re my favorite.)
- 8-inch square cake pan
- Aluminum foil
- Cooking spray
- Caramel candies (approximately 1 cup or 8 ounces)
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
Begin by preheating your oven to 325°.
Next, line your pan with aluminum foil. This will make it a lot easier to remove the brownies from the pan once they are cooled. Spray with cooking spray.
Spread your brownie batter in your pan, making sure to spread the batter evenly in to the corners of the pan.
Place the brownies in your preheated oven and bake for approximately 5 minutes less than the specified cooking time. (My brownies usually take about 40 minutes, so I set the timer for 35 minutes.)
When there is approximately 5 minutes left on your timer, prepare your caramels. Unwrap the caramels and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the sweetened condensed milk on top of the caramels.
Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until the caramel is melted.
When your oven timer goes off, remove the brownies from the oven.
Spread approximately half of the melted caramel on top of the brownies.
Sprinkle with the peanuts and chocolate chips. Spread the remaining caramel on top.
Return the brownies to the oven for the remaining 5 minutes of cooking time. Once the brownies are finished, remove the pan from the oven and let cool for approximately ten minutes. Lift the brownies out of the pan using the aluminum foil and let cool fully.
Remove the foil and place on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut in to 16 pieces. Enjoy!! 😀
Any questions?? Feel free to ask in the comments below! And thanks for reading! 🙂