I've made these for many years, making them differently each time. They make a beautiful dessert treat for Christmas, served on a holiday platter and lightly sprinkled w/ powered sugar. I have stuck with this version because this is the one my daughter loves best. You bite into a chewy brownie, oozing caramel sauce, and taste the tang of the cherry sauce and you know you're in heaven!
In saucepan over medium heat, combine cherries, sugar, butter and vanilla. Cook, stirring for 3 mins. In small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch until dissolved. Add to cherry mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook 3 mins, stirring occasionally and then remove from heat, let cool.
Heat oven 350. Line a 9" x 13" baking pan with heavy duty foil, letting it overhang edges by 1". Lightly spray foil w/ cooking spray. In lg bowl, prepare 1 box of brownie mix as directed, folding in 1/4 cup nuts. Spoon into pan. Bake 10 mins, remove from oven.
Place caramels and cream in micro-safe bowl and microwave 1 min. Stir and repeat until mixture is smooth. Pour caramel sauce over slightly baked brownie in pan. In lg bowl, prepare 2nd box of brownie mix as directed, mixing in remaining nuts. Pour evenly over caramel sauce. Spread evenly. Bake about 40-50 mins, or until set. Let cool. Using foil, remove brownies from pan and cut into squares. If desired, reheat cherry sauce and spoon over brownies.