Do you ever get a craving for something? Turtle Brownies were whispering in my ear the other day and I just couldn’t let it go. I started scouring the internet to find what I thought sounded like the perfect cure for ailment and came across this recipe from chefsavvy.com, that I adapted just a bit. Don’t take my word for it though, try making these for yourself. They are pretty decadent, so all you need is a small piece to get you through that craving, unless that is, you crave more once you have it.
Turtle Brownies – Serves roughly 18 2×2 squares.
4 TB butter, 1/4 C sugar, 1/4 C brown sugar, 2 C chocolate chips(divided), 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 C flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 20 caramels, 1 TB milk, and 1/2 C chopped pecans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 pan with aluminium foil(IMPORTANT). Lightly spray with cooking spray.
Combine butter and both sugars to a medium saucepan and stir until melted. Take off the heat and stir in 1 1/2 C chocolate chips until melted.
Add eggs and vanilla to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Stir 1 tsp. of chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Add the rest of the chocolate to the mixture, slowly and whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and fold gently, making sure not to over mix. Add batter to 9×9 pan and bake for 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
While the brownies are baking, place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl and melt, stirring every so often until smooth. Drizzle the melted caramel sauce on top of the brownies and spread carefully. Top with pecans and remaining chocolate chips. Place in fridge to chill. When ready, lift foil and brownies out of the pan and cut into small squares. These will keep in a container in the fridge for up to a week.