Gooey-Layered Baby Ruth Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24


Gooey-Layered Baby Ruth Brownies are a perfect creepy, crawly Halloween treat or just great for a special surprise dessert.


  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 5 (2.1 oz. each) NESTLÉ BABY RUTH Candy Bars, coarsely chopped
  • 2 pkgs. (1.5 oz. each) gummy bugs


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE cake mix and peanuts in large bowl. Stir in 2/3 cup evaporated milk and butter (batter will be thick). Spread half of batter into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan (layer will be thin).

BAKE for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chopped Baby Ruth and remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Drizzle over brownie base to within 1/2-inch of edge.

DROP remaining batter by heaping teaspoon over melted candy bar mixture.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars using wet knife. Awesome served warm, but great at room temperature too. Top with gummy bugs before serving.

gooey-layered baby ruth brownies

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Oct. 2007

What a GREAT combination! Rich, chewy, and sooooo good. Make and enjoy some today!

A Big Hit

by J. JANICE , LA VISTA, NE on May. 2007

I made these brownies for my family, and they were a huge hit. I left off the gummy sweet tarts. Very easy to mix up and bake.

Great Brownies

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Mar. 2007

I made these because I wanted a sweet snack to bring to work and to send with my husband to his work....I must admit that I did leave off the gummy bugs. Otherwise, it was wonderful.

Gooey-Layered Baby Ruth Brownies

by E. ERIS , WATERTOWN, NY on Feb. 2007

Gooey-Layered Baby Ruth Brownies are the best any time of the year. Very easy to whip up and we totally enjoyed the super brownies. We are brownie crazy. Everyone gets in the kitchen to help to prepare this great dish. Yummy!

gooey layered baby ruth brownies

by D. Diana , REYNOLDSBURG, OH on Jan. 2007

I made these for a potluck and they disappeared so fast everyone wanted the recipe. So easy and so good.........Thanks again!!

was a hit with my family


I made this but before I did my son told me I was wasting the candy bars. Told him to just wait until it was done. well when I had finished it and was cool his friend came over I never got any futher with it they ate the whole thing no crumbs let at all. My son said sorry mom but it was good. he bought the stuff to make two more .so was a hit. couldn't believe no crumbs left.

Gooey-layered Baby Ruth brownies

by T. T , NEW WINOR, IL on Feb. 2006

Ran out of peanuts -- so we added pecans -- oh so delicious. I took them to work and they were gone before lunchtime -- now they want the recipe !!!!

Gooey-Layered Baby Ruth Brownies

by J. JIM , ORLANDO, FL on Dec. 2005

This is one of my favorite brownie recipes. They come out so gooy & add the gummys for some of the best brownies ever.

Mr. Nestle's Good Bar

by R. Robert , DEL RIO, TX on Nov. 2005

Boy this was great. Mr. Nestle's Good Bars, all the kids that came by the shop and tried some liked them and wanted more. It is not a simple cookie/bar to make, but well worth the work and smiles from the kids.

Rich and yummy!

by S. Susan , CARY, NC on Oct. 2005

Gooey and delicious! I was very impressed with these delightful brownies. I had never before melted down candy bars to include in a brownie, and I will certainly be sure to make this one again! A huge hit!