Monday, January 7, 2013

Turtle Brownies

There's really nothing better than chocolate and caramel. They go hand in hand. These turtle brownies are oh so chocolatey, super ooey and gooey, and sooo good! 
Sweet caramel and salty pecans are sandwiched between a dense and rich chocolate brownie. 
I cut these into pretty small squares because they are pretty rich.  Just a few bites satisfies my chocolate fix...for now at least!
Turtle Brownies
1 box (18.5 Ounce) Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Butter, Melted
1 egg
45 whole Caramels, Unwrapped
1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, egg, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.

Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.

In a heatproof bowl melt caramels with 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk. When melted and combined, pour over brownie base. Sprinkle chocolate chips and chopped pecans as evenly as you can over the caramel.

Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips. Slowly drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk over the entire brownie layer.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. Cut into bars and carefully remove from the pan.


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