Fudge Ripple Turtle Brownies

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A caramel-pecan topping cranks up the decadence factor of this classic chocolate brownie recipe.

Fudge Ripple Turtle Brownies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Yield:
16 brownies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 20 vanilla caramels, unwrapped

  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.

  3. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture in saucepan. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla.

  4. In a small bowl stir together the flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of the pecans and 1/2 cup of the chocolate pieces. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  6. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan stir unwrapped caramels and milk over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup pecans.

  7. In a small saucepan heat and stir the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate pieces over low heat until melted and smooth. Drizzle chocolate over brownies. Let stand for 2 hours before serving.

  8. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut brownies out of the pan. Cut into bars just before serving.

To Store:

Cover; place cooled brownies in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut brownies out of the pan. Cut into bars just before serving. For a longer make ahead, bake brownies as directed through step 5. Wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Before serving, top thawed brownies as directed in steps 6 and 7. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut brownies out of the pan. Cut into bars just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
18g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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