These brownies have pecans and caramel, much like the candies.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Mix the sugar, butter, eggs and cocoa until just blended. Slowly add flour and one teaspoon of the vanilla. Mix until just blended. Spread batter in pan and top with chopped pecans.

  • Bake about 25 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.

  • In saucepan over low heat, melt caramels, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in remaining vanilla. Drizzle over brownies in parallel rows and press pecan halves into the caramel in neat rows. Let set for at least 10 minutes.

Tips

TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

Nutrition Facts

583 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 64.2g 21% DV; fat 36.5g 56% DV; cholesterol 104.1mg 35% DV; sodium 76.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
I changed this recipe quite a bit. I didn't have pecans so I used walnuts. After reading the reviews I decided not to drizzle the caramel over the brownies after they were baked instead I swirled it in with a knife along w/ the nuts before baking.They turned out wonderfully. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2005
This was only OK. I prepared the caramels exactly as instructed and they hardened too much on the top of the brownies. They were difficult to cut and the caramel was hard to chew. The brownies were OK but I wouldn't make them again. Read More
(10)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
I changed this recipe quite a bit. I didn't have pecans so I used walnuts. After reading the reviews I decided not to drizzle the caramel over the brownies after they were baked instead I swirled it in with a knife along w/ the nuts before baking.They turned out wonderfully. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2006
I love this recipe because turtles are my favorite candy. I also found the caramels hardened too much on top so I added butter continuously while melting the caramel until it remained soft on my stir spoon after cooling. That fixed the problem and these brownies never stay in the house more than one day. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
These are good but just a touch too dry for my families taste. Ice cream over it solves that however.;) Also just a tip for people who are new to cooking cream the sugar and butter first before adding the cocoa and such. Otherwise you just work too hard getting the butter to fully blend. Read More
(21)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2009
This brownies came out deliciously! I read the other reviews mentioning dryness and combated that by mixing 3/4 c cocoa powder with a few tablespoons of butter and about 1/4 c boiling water. I added this mixture to the batter after the vanilla and before the flour. I also used walnuts instead of pecans and caramel icecream topping instead of caramel candy. I drizzled it over the brownies half way through baking and they came out beautifully. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2009
Yummmy! Followed recipe for brownies but used caramel icecream topping instead of the caramel candy...turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2008
I would have to say this is a good recipe but the other reviews are right a little too dry. I also listened to one of the other reviews who said to add the caramel and nuts before cooking and that was a great idea the only problem was I added the nuts to the caramel then tried to pour it in the brownie and it came out in clumps and I had to brake it up.If you add the caramel before you cook it be sure to add it seperate from the nuts so it doesnt become one big clump:-) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2005
This was only OK. I prepared the caramels exactly as instructed and they hardened too much on the top of the brownies. They were difficult to cut and the caramel was hard to chew. The brownies were OK but I wouldn't make them again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
Straightforward yet glamorous looking brownies. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2010
Everybody loved these brownies. The caramel was a bit difficult to spread on but I didn't have a problem with how it set up. The hardness is just like turtle candies. And the brownie part is really rich and dark. Yum. Read More
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