Alabama Chocolate Praline Jumbo Mud Squares

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  • 3/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Caramel Layer

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel-flavored topping
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Brownie Layer

  • 1 box favorite brownie mix

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust: Mix all crust ingredients together and press into a 9-inch square pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly.
  4. Caramel Layer: Combine caramel topping with flour, mixing well. Spread topping mixture over crust to within 1/2 inch of edge of pan. Set aside.
  5. Brownie Layer: Prepare brownie mix according to instructions on box for fudge-like brownies. Pour batter over crust and bake according to box instructions. Cool brownies on a rack.
  6. Frosting: Combine butter, cocoa and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar with pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Spread over cooled brownies.

Yield: 1 (9-inch) square pan