Turtle Brownies

This Turtle Brownies recipe yields decadently thick and fudgey chocolate brownies layered with caramel sauce, pecans, and chocolate chips. And they come together in under an hour from start to finish!

Love chocolate as much as I do? Then you’ve got to try my Easy Chocolate Cake recipe and my Brownie Cookes recipe!

Rich and Chewy Turtle Brownies

Homemade Brownies Are the Best Brownies!

I didn’t think brownies could get any better until I drizzled them with caramel sauce and topped them with chopped pecans and chocolate chips.

These homemade Turtle Brownies are AMAZING! Super rich, fudgey and chocolatey. Firm around the edges and soft and chewy on the outside. They’re the perfect chocolate dessert when you’re craving something decadent.

I used as little flour as possible to get a dense, fudgey, chewy brownie. More flour results in a more cake-y brownie. Brown sugar was added for extra sweetness and to give the brownie extra moisture. For the toppings, you can either make your own caramel sauce or use caramel candies like I did. Either will work and both will be amazing!

And this recipe doesn’t require a mixer! Just a bowl, a spoon, and some elbow grease. The hardest part of this whole recipe is waiting for the brownies to get cool enough to eat! Luckily for us, they’re ready to eat in under an hour from start to finish!

Thick and Fudgey Turtle Brownies

Ingredients

Forget the stuff that comes in a box! You need just a few baking staples to make your own homemade brownies, including unsalted butter (at room temperature), white and brown sugar, semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate), eggs, pure vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and salt (to combat all the sweetness).

For the turtle topping, you’ll need a bag of soft caramel candies, some whole milk (or half-and-half or even heavy cream), chopped pecans, and more chocolate chips. Add a pinch of flakey sea salt to take it over the top!

Looking for a turtle brownies recipe with no nuts? Simple omit them from this one! They’ll still be delicious!

How To Make Turtle Brownies

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then, line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil, and lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter to prevent the brownies from sticking. Set aside.
  • To a medium saucepan, add the butter and both sugars, then stir until melted. Remove from heat, and stir in the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth.
  • Add eggs and vanilla to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Stir 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture to temper the eggs and prevent scrambling. Add the rest of the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Then, in a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Add dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture, and fold gently. Do not over mix.
  • Add the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely before taking them out of the pan.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your turtle topping by placing the caramel candies and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted in 15 second intervals, stirring occasionally.
  • Drizzle the melted caramel sauce on top of the brownies, and spread with the back of a spoon. Top with pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Place in the fridge to chill. (This makes the brownies easier to cut.)
  • Then, slice into 6-9 brownies, serve, and enjoy!

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for the same duration.

Fudgey Turtle Brownies

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Turtle Brownies

3 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Amazing Thick and Fudgey Turtle Brownies layered with caramel sauce, pecans and chocolate chips. A super decadent dessert!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 20 caramel candies
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  • Add butter and both sugars to a medium saucepan and stir until melted.
  • Take off the heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  • Add eggs and vanilla to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Stir 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture to temper the eggs.
  • Add the rest of the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and fold gently. Do not over mix.
  • Add batter to the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Take out of the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely before taking them out of the pan.
  • Meanwhile, place caramel candies and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted in 15 second intervals, stirring occasionally.
  • Drizzle the melted caramel sauce on top of the brownies and spread with the back of a spoon.
  • Top with pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Place in the fridge to chill. (This makes the brownies easier to cut.)
  • Cut into 9 brownies and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Turtle Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 233IU5%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel, Chocolate, Dessert, Turtle Brownies

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