2cupsapples, peeled and finely chopped (I used Ginger Gold but Golden Delicious or Granny Smith work too)
1/3cupchopped pecans + 1/4 cup whole pecans
For the toppings:
2-3tablespoonsmini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray or butter.
In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer. Add the egg and beat until creamy. Mix the dry ingredients in until just combined and then fold in the apples and the 1/3 cup chopped pecans with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Pour batter into pan.
Microwave the 16 caramels with 2 tablespoons cream in 30 second increments, stirring in-between until it is melted and smooth. Drizzle over the batter and then sprinkle with the whole pecans. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top after pulling the brownies out of the oven. Let the brownies cool about 20 minutes and then melt the 7 caramels with 1 tablespoon cream and drizzle over the top. Cut and serve.
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