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Stack of turtle brownies on a table with pecans and white chocolate chips
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Turtle Brownies

These Turtle Brownies have it all. Fudgy Brownies packed with Chocolate Chips, Salted Caramel Sauce and Pecans. Almost too good to be true!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ c. vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ c. chopped pecans
  • ¼ c. caramel bits

Topping

  • 6 oz semisweet or dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 ½ Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • ½ c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ c. white chocolate chips
  • ½ c. chocolate covered caramels I used Rolos, chopped
  • ¾ c. pecans roughly chopped
  • c. salted caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan or line with aluminum foil and spray foil as well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla and stir until well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, pecans, and caramel bits. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and put into oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the brownies are set. Let cool completely.
  • Next, place chopped chocolate and shortening into a heatproof bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals in the microwave until completely melted - stir frequently. Pour melted chocolate over the brownies in an even layer. Sprinkle chocolate chips, chopped chocolate covered caramels, and chopped pecans over the chocolate. Drizzle with the caramel sauce and let brownies sit for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set before cutting into squares.

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Notes

Box mix tip: If you use a mix, be sure to follow the box instructions for baking the batter and add the mix-ins. Once baked, add the toppings following my instructions to turn them into the best turtle brownies!
Make-ahead tip: You can bake the brownies a day ahead and then add the topping the day you want to serve them. Just make sure you allow time for the topping to set before you slice them.
Storage Tip: They will keep in an airtight container for up to a week. If you stack them, I recommend separating the layers with wax paper, so they don’t stick together.

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.6mg