Monday, October 14, 2013

Turtle Brownies

These rich turtle brownies are fudgy and full of pecans and caramel!  You’re not going to be able to eat just one brownie so you may want to share!

Turtle Brownies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
13 ounce package caramels (you can use caramel bits if you don't want to unwrap all those squares)
1/3 cup  whipping cream (or 1/4 cup half and half)
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Line 9 x 13 inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Grease foil well. Microwave chocolate and butter in microwaveable bowl on high for 1 minute, stir, then 30 seconds more.  You may need another 15-30 seconds depending on your microwave. 
Stir until chocolate is completely melted.  
(I did not have a large microwavable bowl to use use I had to pour my chocolate into a large bowl so I could add the rest of the ingredients.) Add sugar and eggs.  Mix well. 
Stir in flour until well blended.
Spread half of the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
Pour cream or half and half into a microwaveable bowl with caramels. 
When there is about 5 minutes left on the first baking, microwave the caramels and milk on high for 1 minute, stir, then 30 seconds more.  You may need another 15-30 seconds depending on your microwave.  Stir in nuts. You can reserve some for on top if you like.  I put all mine in the middle.
 Spread over baked brownie mix.
When adding the layer of caramel and nuts pour it in the center and then spread.  Try to stay an inch away from the edges. (NOT LIKE MY PHOTO HERE!) The caramel will ooze out and anything that hits the edge boils and gets hard as a rock and sticks to the foil! The first time I made them I had to trim about 1/2" away from the edge. 
Glob the rest of the brownie batter on top.  It will have thickened a little waiting for the first half to bake. 
Spread the best you can.  Some caramel will peek through.  For the most part the brownie will puff up and cover it. 
Bake another 25-30 minutes or until top is firm to the touch. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift brownies from pan with foil handles before cutting into squares. Makes about 24 pieces.


  1. Oh Yum.. anything with caramel and chocolate is good in my books.. Pinning.

  2. Jenny, these looks awesome! Now I'll have to make them, love the addition of the caramel.

  3. Jenny, these sound delish!! :) Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and pinning! Have a happy evening!

  4. This is right up my alley!! They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh yum this sounds good!! I came over from the Daily Blog Boost!

  6. Oh yum! I'm pinning this the kids (meaning me lol) will love it!

  7. Oh man, It was all I could do not to lick my screen! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Wow, those are delectable. I have not figured out how to make a good scratch brownie, sadly. I'll have to try this one. Thanks for sharing on WDW!

  9. Oh my husband would LOVE these! I am pinning your recipe! I found you through the Create It Thursday Link Up! Have a great rest of the week! Stop by and see me sometime!

  10. I can never get tired of looking at brownie recipes:) These look delicious, I am pinning the recipe!


  11. Your brownies and your fruit roll-up recipes look so good! I am definitely going to have to try both of them. I am just bopping over from the Social Sunday linkey party. I pinned, liked, followed, tweeted and G+-ed your posts. I would be so happy if you would drop by for a visit at my site I will look forward to seeing your coment. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  12. I can't wait to try this recipe. It sounds like heaven!
    I'm curious, why don't you have a Pinterest button so we can pin it?

  13. I gotta tell ya', Jenny, these look soooooo good. Of course, you had me at turtle. I stopped by frmo Weekend Potluck, and, as always, I'm not disappointed. Now I just have to convince myself that I can make these. It's really just a matter of convincing myself to pay the price for pecans, they seem so expensive! Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and get some just for this recipe. Thanks again for sharing!

  14. Oh my does that raw dough look good! pinned! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things.

  15. I could definitely eat a few of these brownies! Looks great - thanks for sharing this recipe!

  16. These are a must try! Chocolate , caramel and there anything better! #TurtleBrownies