These Turtle Brownies are fudgy and topped with sweet and salty caramel and crunchy pecans. All of these factors combine to make one delicious, sweet treat.
There isn’t a whole lot to say here. I think that we can all agree that “turtle” anything is great. Slap some salted caramel, chocolate chips, crunchy pecans, and flaky sea salt on a brownie and you have a very delicious, very messy treat.
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups miniature chocolate chips
- 2 - 13 oz bags of caramel candies, unwrapped
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. This will be a bit difficult, so don’t worry. You’re not doing anything wrong.
Add the granulated sugar to the melted butter and stir until combined. Add the butter/sugar to the cocoa/egg mixture and stir until combined.
Add the flour and miniature chocolate chips, stirring until the flour just disappears and everything is smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick, when inserted into the center, comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Allow the brownies to cool for a bit in the pan.
Add the caramels and heavy cream to a medium, heavy-bottomed pot. Stir continuously until the caramel is melted and smooth.
Pour the hot caramel over the brownies, smoothing into an even layer. Top with mini chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and sea salt.
Wait as long as you can manage for the caramel to cool and set up a bit. Cut into bars and eat.
Want more salted caramel and caramel-y applications? Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies, Salted Dark Chocolate Dulce de Leche Blondies, and Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars ought to do the trick!