January 11, 2017

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies: rich chocolate brownies filled with caramel, pecans and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies by A Teaspoon of Home

My idea of dessert always includes something chocolate! These chocolate caramel turtle brownies are a dessert you don’t want to miss. Their rich flavor and sweet taste will leave you wanting more.

I love how quickly these come together. They are similar to a Texas sheet cake with caramel, but the flavor is indescribable. We love heating them in the microwave and serving them with ice cream. It is seriously a treat that won’t last long.

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies by A Teaspoon of Home

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies


  • Brownies:
  • 1 c butter, melted
  • 2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 c pecans, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 c Caramel sauce
  • 1/4 c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • 6 T butter, softened
  • 1/4 c + 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T corn syrup
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make the brownies: add butter, sugar and cocoa powder to mixer and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs to the batter one at a time, beating after each addition just until incorporated.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon then beat into batter just until combined.
  6. Pour batter evenly into pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Let pan cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes then poke holes all over with the back of a wooden spoon.
  9. Pour 1/2 c caramel over brownies and spread into holes with a spatula.
  10. Refrigerate brownies for one hour or freeze for 30 minutes to let the caramel set.
  11. Prepare the frosting: Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla in small bowl until blended.
  12. Add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk and beat until smooth.
  13. Once caramel has set, frost the brownies with the chocolate frosting.
  14. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 c pecans, 1/4 c mini chocolate chips and drizzle 1/4 c caramel.
  15. You can serve immediately or refrigerate to allow frosting to set.
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This is the perfect treat for a gathering with family or friends and will be something that everyone loves.

So if you are craving something sweet or need a little kick, give this recipe a try!

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 Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies

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