While blog hopping one day, I came across this recipe on Betty Crocker's website for "Ultimate Turtle Brownie". (Have I ever mentioned that I have no willpower for baked goods?} I just knew that I had to make these for
I tweaked their recipe just a bit and here it is.......
Ultimate Turtle Brownies
1 box family size brownie mix
water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1 bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/4 c. whipping cream
1 bag (11.5 oz)semisweet chocolate chips (2 c.)
1 c. coarsely chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350°
Grease and flour bottom and sides of 13"x9" pan.
In medium bowl, stir brownie mix and the ingredients called for on box to make them, until well blended. Spread 1/2 of this batter (about 1 1/2 c.) in pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large microwaveable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
Pour caramel over partially baked brownie; spread to edges. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the pecans. Drop remaining brownie batter by small spoonfuls onto caramel layer. Sprinkle with remaining 1 c. chocolate chips and 1/2 c. pecans.
Bake 33-36 minutes longer or until center is almost set. Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Cover; refridgerate 1 hour before serving. Store covered at room temperature.
I had to fix some Spinach Salad and homemade Veggie Soup for supper that night to make up for some of those calories!!!!