Sweet and Salty Brownies



4 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate

3/4 cup butter ot margarine

3/4 tsp ground red peper (cayenne)

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 cup flour

1 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, divided

25 KRAFT caramels

2 Tbsp. milk







HEAT oven to 350ºF.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in pepper. Add sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs. Add flour; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Spread half the batter into 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.

MICROWAVE caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended; spread over brownie batter in pan. Cover with remaining brownie batter. (Some caramel sauce may peek through.) Sprinkle with remaining nuts.

BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until top is firm to the touch. Cool.