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Turtle Brownies

Turtle Brownies – rich and fudgy brownies loaded with pecans and topped with caramel, chocolate, and more pecans. An easy and decadent treat.

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Brownies are probably my all time favorite dessert. There is just something about them that I can’t resists. And for me the fudgier the butter! I grew up making these Easy Homemade Brownies and have that recipe memorized since I was probably 5 years old.

Today I am taking Turtle Candy and mixing it with brownies for one epic treat!

brownies with pecans, caramel and chocolate stacked on a plate


Turtles are a candy that is made with gooey caramel and pecans that are covered in chocolate. So the pairing is perfect for chocolate brownies! Or you can check out this Turtle Cheesecake for another decadent dessert. Chocolate and caramel is just a great combination any way you make it.

What’s In Turtle Brownies

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  • Vegetable Oil
  • Melted Unsweetened Chocolate
  • Sugar – I used Imperial Sugar for this recipe
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pecans
  • Caramel Bits
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
brownie batter with pecans and caramel bits

How To Make Turtle Brownies

  1. In a bowl mix together vegetable oil and melted chocolate until well blended and smooth. Beat in eggs and sugar until everything is well incorporated. Add flour and salt and mix until just combined.
  2. Add caramel bits and chopped pecans and fold until everything is evenly distributed. Pour into an 8 inch baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until a tester comes out mainly clean.
  3. While the brownies cool melt together caramel bits and heavy cream until smooth. Drizzle caramel over the brownies and sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips.
  4. Let the brownies cool completely and the caramel to set up. Slice to serve.

Recipe Tips

  • When making brownies you want to be careful not to overbake them. Once you take brownies out of the oven they continue to cook in the hot pan, so you want a tester to still have some crumbs on it. You don’t want it to be full of batter, but some crumbs are good.
  • If you don’t have pecans, walnuts are a good substitute.
  • If you really want a shortcut, you can use a box of your favorite brownie mix. Or if you have any Homemade Brownie Mix in your pantry, this is a great use for it as well.
sliced turtle brownies in pan


These brownies do not need to be stored any differently than your regular brownies. You can just cover them and let them sit at room temperature for up to about 4 days.

You can store them in the fridge and they will last for a couple more days. They are just best served at room temperature, so take them out a little bit before you want to serve them.

More Decade Brownie Recipes

Yield: 9

Turtle Brownies

close up stacked brownies with pecans and caramel

Turtle Brownies - These rich and fudgy brownies are loaded with pecans and topped with caramel, chocolate, and more pecans for the ultimate treat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup caramel bits
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper or grease and flour well.
  2. In a bowl mix together oil and melted chocolate until well combined. Beat in eggs and sugar.
  3. Add flour and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in caramel bits and chopped pecans.
  4. Spread batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 22-25 minutes until edges start to crack and a toothpick comes out mainly clean. You want some crumbs, but not raw batter on toothpick.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  6. To prepare topping melt together caramels and heavy cream in 30 second intervals, stirring until it is smooth and combined.
  7. Drizzle caramel over top of brownies. Sprinkle chocolate chips and pecans evenly over top.
  8. Let caramel set up for about an hour before slicing to serve.
  9. Store leftovers covered at room temperature.


I used Imperial Sugar for this recipe

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 414Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 44mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 2gSugar 39gProtein 5g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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