Turtle Brownies - A wonderful treat for a special occasion -- with a variation in case you can't get a German Chocolate cake mix.
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Carbs (g): 25
1box German chocolate cake mix
2/3cupevaporated milk (you can use a 5-ounce can, which is just slightly less)
3/4cupbutter (OR margarine)
1cupbroken walnuts (OR pecan OR macadamia nuts)
2cupschocolate chips(12 ounce bag)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Unwrap caramels and place in a pan with half the evaporated milk. Melt over very low heat, stirring almost constantly to make sure it doesn’t scorch (you can also do this in a microwave on half power for about 2 minutes — check and stir after 1 minute). Set aside.
At the same time, melt butter.
Combine cake mix, remaining milk and butter with a spoon.
Press half cake mixture in a greased 9″ x 13″ inch pan and bake for 6 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven but don’t turn the oven off.
Pour melted caramels evenly on top — don’t try to spread it around after you’ve poured it, it will just become a gloppy mess with the brownie layer underneath. It’s fine if it’s not perfectly even.
Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips over the top.
Take remaining cake mix and spread over the top — you can either crumble it or take a 1″ section at a time and quickly press it between your hands then lay it over the top (I find the latter works better for me to get it evenly distributed). It’s fine if there are empty spaces.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. There’s no real test for doneness because of the caramel — you have to judge by eye. The brownie part should look dry and done.
Cool and cut into bars — this is very rich, and generally 1″ or 1-1/2″ squares are a good size.
Keep in an airtight container.
Unwrapping the caramels is the longest part of making this. See if you can enlist someone to help — in our house, this was always Dad’s job as Mom and I prepped the rest of the ingredients!To make turtle brownies without the cake mix, I’ve simply made a batch of my favorite regular from-scratch brownies, baked half as in the recipe, added the caramel, nuts and chips and put the rest of the brownie batter over the top. This is also a good option if you don’t want to make a full 9″ x 13″ pan — just decrease the caramels, nuts and chocolate chips proportionately as well.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.