Caramel Apple Brownies

Caramel Apple Brownies

7 ounces caramels
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup pared, chopped apples
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt caramels with milk; set aside.

Mix sugar and oil; add egg and blend well, add vanilla extract. Add
dry ingredients, then fold in apples and pecans. Pat half of batter
in a greased 8-inch square pan; bake for 15 minutes.

Pour caramel mix on top and then top with the remaining batter.
Return to oven for 20 minutes. Cut while warm.