Salted Caramel Turtle Brownies
Salted Caramel Turtle Brownies are fudgy, gooey brownies with a soft caramel layer, and topped with a gentle crunch of toasted pecans.
Servings: 24 servings
- 2 boxes Pillsbury Fudge Brownie Mix
- 4 large eggs
- 1⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoon espresso powder
- 1 bag chewy kraft caramel
- 8 oz heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 4 tablespoon melted butter
- sea salt flakes (to sprinkle on top)
Toast the pecans: Add butter to a frying pan over medium heat, and add in the pecans when the butter is melted. Stir consistently for 3-5 minutes. Pecans will have a nutty aroma when they're finished. Remove from heat, allow to cool down, and roughly chop them.
Preheat oven to 350°F.Prepare Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge brownie mixes according to the box instructions (add vegetable oil, eggs, and water). Stir in espresso powder.
Line 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper (with extra length all around the sides). Spray parchment paper around the sides with cooking spray.
Pour brownie batter into lined 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center of brownies is no longer moving or batter-like.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and add Kraft chewy caramels. Toss them to coat and stir frequently as caramels melt.
Add in vanilla bean paste and stir well to combine. Slowly pour in heavy whipping cream, stirring constantly and remove from heat.
Pour melted caramel over the top of the brownies (if they're still warm, it's OK). Sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces and sea salt flakes. Gently pat the pecans down with a spatula and allow the caramel to cool and set before serving. (1 hour).
Lift brownies out of 9x13 dish by the edges of the parchment paper and peel off the parchment paper before slicing to serve
Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg