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Turtle Brownies

No recipe image available.These turtle brownies have a creamy caramel-pecan center that is sprinkled with chocolate chips and sandwiched between two layers of chewy, chocolate brownie.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large eggs
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 cups pecans - divided use
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Microwave chocolate squares and margarine on high for about 2 minutes, or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir sugar into chocolate, mix in eggs, and then stir in flour.
  2. Spread 1/2 of batter in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 minutes, or until batter is firm to the touch.
  4. Microwave caramels and cream in bowl on high 3 minutes, or until caramels begin to melt. Whisk until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of pecans. Gently spread caramel mixture over pre-baked brownie in pan.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour remaining unbaked brownie batter evenly over caramel mixture and sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  6. Bake an additional 30 minutes. Cool in pan and run knife along edge of pan to loosen brownies out.

Makes 24 brownies.

Recipe provided courtesy of Iowa Egg Council.