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Frosted Turtle Brownies

Homemade brownies are a sweet addition to the appetizer table on game day. Your guests might forget the score, but I guarantee they'll remember these treats! —Sherry Miller, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 12 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt caramels with cream; stir until smooth. Drizzle over brownies.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 330 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • marcibanes
    Jan 28, 2018

    These brownies we're tasty but very rich. They turned out more like a chocolate cake and the frosting suited the texture. I will make again when I feel like chocolate cake.

  • Cookemountain
    Feb 10, 2016

    I made these brownies as per recipe. The brownie was dense. The topping would be better on a lighter, cake brownie. It called for too much frosting and too many nuts. That could be cut back on. It was thick and gooey. It was too rich to eat more than a small piece, unless, apparently, you are young linemen. They loved them. My husband and I cut them up and gave them away. Perfect for the young on fat Tuesday! Not for us. I don't know what I was thinking. They tasted good.

  • JanieDG
    Feb 3, 2016

    These are delicious!! They make an extra special brownie!