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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, caramel, chocolate dessert, pecans, salted caramel
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Callie

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Pillsbury Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon espresso powder

Salted Caramel

  • 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)

Toasted Pecans

Instructions

  • 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.

Salted Caramel:

  • 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

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Nutrition

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