Turtle Brownies Recipe


Here’s an easy way to make turtles at home.  Granted they won’t look the same but they taste just as good.  This is a recipe I found at Martha’s website but I’ve changed it a bit as I found the original recipe too sweet.

What You Will Need:


–   ¼ cup of butter

–   ½ cup of unsweetened, chopped, chocolate

–   ½ cup of flour

–   ½ tsp of salt

–   ¼ tsp of baking powder

–   1 cup of sugar

–   ¼ cup of milk

–   2 eggs

–   1 tsp of vanilla extract


For the Topping:

–   ¾ cup of sugar

–   1/3 cup of heavy cream

–   1 tsp of vanilla extract

–   ½ tsp of salt

–   1 cup of chopped, toasted pecans


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 325°F. 

2.   Line a buttered an 8” square baking dish with parchment paper

3.   To make the batter for the brownies, put chocolate and butter in a medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until melted. Let cool slightly.

4.   Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in another medium bowl; set aside.

5.   Put sugar and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes.  

6.   Add chocolate mixture, milk, and vanilla, and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low.  Add flour mixture; mix, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until well combined.

7.   Pour batter into prepared dish. Bake until a cake tester inserted into center of brownies comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, 27 to 30 minutes.  Let cool on a wire rack.

8.   To make the topping, bring 1/3 cup water and the sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.  When mixture comes to a boil, stop stirring, and wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Continue to cook, swirling pan occasionally, until medium amber, 5 to 7 minutes

9.   Remove from heat, and immediately add cream, vanilla, and salt.  Gently stir with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula until smooth.  

10.   Add pecans; stir until caramel begins to cool and thickens slightly, about 1 minute.

11.   Pour caramel over cool brownies; spread with an offset spatula.  Refrigerate until cold, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

12.   Let brownies stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving.  Lift out, and cut into 16 squares, wiping knife with a hot, damp cloth between each cut.

About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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