Homemade Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Three Layered Homemade Chocolate Turtle Brownies… We’re taking it back to childhood today with these DELICIOUS chocolate brownies. Imagine a rich chocolate-y, dark chocolate brownie base, layered with salted caramel sauce, chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and finished with the little extra brownie batter that’s close and roll your eyes back good because it just that rich and fudge-y. When baked, the brownies are soft and the caramel is just oozing. The added bonus is that these brownies only need pantry staple ingredients and take little to no effort to make! They’re sweet, a little salty from the caramel, a delicious crunch and richness from the toasted pecans, extra chocolate-y, and every bite is definitely just as good as the last! These are the perfect treat to enjoy as an afternoon/after school/homeschool/just want something sweet to eat snack…oh, and for any upcoming gatherings with family and friends!

three turtle brownies stacked on parchment paper with a spoonful of caramel

About The Recipe

I can’t think of anything better than turtles. It’s kinda funny to say because, as much as I love the animal, I think I love the dessert just a little more..

They’re a classic! Caramel, chocolate, and pecans. Could it get better?

Actually, it can! We took the treat we all loved growing up and basically baked it in between rich layers of dark chocolate brownie batter.

eight brownies on parchment with caramel, pecans, and chocolate chips

Okay, so… These brownies are a little bit of a mess to eat, but they are so worth the calories and the mess! Every bite is filled with chocolate, melty chocolate from the chocolate chips, oozing caramel, and just a perfect crunch from pecans.

It’s the perfect treat for any time of year.

Enjoy these turtle brownies hot or room temperature with a little extra caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to make it into the ultimate dessert!

turtle brownies laying against each other on a wire cooling rack with a bowl of chocolate chips behind

Equipment Needed

  • Mixer
  • Baking Spray
  • 8 Inch Square Cake Pan

Ingredients

  • Bittersweet Chocolate
  • Salted Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pecans
sugar, flour, pecans, butter, chocolate chips, eggs, vanilla, and caramel sauce on marble counter

Instructions

Spread pecans across a small sheet pan and toast the pecans, about 5 minutes. Let cool before chopping. Set aside.

toasted pecans on a sheet pan

In a medium sized bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time. Make sure to stir in between! Set aside.

In the mixer, combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on high for 10 minutes.

Slowly stir in the melted chocolate.

Stir in the flour.

In a greased cake pan, spoon half the batter and spread evenly.

brownie batter in a square pan

Drizzle and spread caramel sauce over the brownie layer.

Sprinkle chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips added over caramel

Top with chopped pecans.

chopped toasted pecans added on top of caramel and chocolate chips

Spoon the rest of the brownie batter on top and gently spread evenly across. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until it tests done.

Let cool and turn out onto a plate or wire cooling rack. Cut and serve.

What To Serve With These Brownies

Sometimes, brownies just need a little bit extra to make them into the ultimate dessert! Here are a few things we love to serve with them…

How To Store

These brownies are incredibly rich and moist so, the best thing to do is keep them in a airtight container or sealable bag and store in the fridge! You can keep them out on the counter, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a long period of time.

You can also store these brownies in the freezer to keep them for months! Just reheat in the microwave and enjoy!

close shot of three stacked turtle brownies

Expert Tips

  • Make sure to beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla for a full 10 minutes.
  • You may need to cover the brownies with foil to keep from over-browning.
  • Run a dull knife around the edges of the pan to make sure the brownies release from the sides.
  • To help determine if the brownies are done, use cake tester!
  • When cutting, the caramel will run out the edges.

When you make these Homemade Chocolate Turtle Brownies, leave a comment down below and/or give this recipe a rating! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

turtle brownies stacked on parchment

Homemade Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Traci
Fudge-y, extra chocolate-y, and stuffed full of caramel! These Turtle Brownies are the ultimate dessert for any time of year.
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 377 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 7 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8-inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Spread pecans on a baking sheet and place in oven for 5-6 minutes, until lightly toasted. Set aside.
  • Combine bittersweet chocolate and butter in a microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until chocolate is nearly melted. Continue stirring until smooth and chocolate has melted completely. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Beat at high speed for 10 minutes.
  • Slowly mix in the melted chocolate.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Pour half of batter into prepared pan.
  • Top with caramel sauce, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  • Pour other half of batter over the toppings.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until they test done.

Notes

  • Make sure to beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla for a full 10 minutes.
  • You may need to cover the brownies with foil to keep from over-browning.
  • Run a dull knife around the edges of the pan to make sure the brownies release from the sides.
  • To help determine if the brownies are done, use cake tester!
    When cutting, the caramel will run out the edges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg

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