Turtle Brownies

I’ve had turtles on the brain lately. In fact, just yesterday I dreamed up this amazing Turtle Tart, but it didn’t quite work out. You see, there were issues. With the crust. Bad issues.

Let’s not talk about my kitchen failures right now, though.

Not when I have these delicious, gooey, chewy little bites of heaven to share with you.

No, let’s not talk failures. These were too big of a success for that. At least I think they were a success. I ate half the pan in about 3 minutes…that’s successful, right? Wait, but I’m trying to lose weight, so that makes these a failure?

Crap. I can’t decide.

What do you guys think? Gooey, melty, sticky success or delicious, caramely, chocolatey failure?


Turtle Brownies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 553 kcal

Gooey brownies stuffed with caramel!


  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans optional
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 30 caramel squares
  • 2 tablespoons lukewarm water


  1. Grease a 9x9 baking dish with butter. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the nuts.
  4. Measure the flour and salt and then sift directly onto the chocolate mixture. (I don't sift anything, so I just gave them a stir and then sprinkled it on the top of the chocolate mixture.) Mix until well combined and no trace of the dry ingredients remains.
  5. Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out to reach the edges. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you make the caramel sauce.
  6. Unwrap the caramels and place them in a microwaveable bowl with the water. Microwave on medium powder and check every 50 seconds or until the caramels have melted into a thick liquid. Let cool for 5 minutes. Whisk the caramel with a fork to get a consistent texture. Pour the caramel over the batter in the pan. Don't go all the way to the edges and don't worry about covering every spot. Place the pan back in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to allow the caramel to set.
  7. Remove the pan from the fridge and spread the remaining half of the batter evenly over the caramel using a spatula. Let the pan sit for 15 minutes to come to room temperature.
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  9. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Turtle Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 188mg8%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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 bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

recipe from Fat Witch Bakery