Turtle Brownies

Rich, fudgy Turtle Brownies are the perfect sweet treat packed with caramel and pecans. These gooey, salty-sweet brownies are not only scrumptious, they are super easy to make!

two turtle brownies stacked on a white plate with a wooden board in the background with additional brownie squares on it

Turtle brownies are a decadent dessert that combines rich chocolate brownies with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans. These treats are perfect for any occasion and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. As someone with a serious sweet tooth, I have tried countless brownie recipes over the years, but nothing quite compares to the deliciousness of turtle brownies.

How to Make Turtle Brownies


  • butter
  • oil
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • eggs
  • flour
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • chocolate chips
  • heavy whipping cream
  • pecans
  • caramel

How to Make Turtle Brownies

Start by mixing together the wet ingredients for the brownies in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients in with the wet. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake for about 30 minutes.


While the brownies are baking and cooling, bring the heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour the warm cream over the chocolate chips in a bowl and let sit for about a minute. Whisk until the chocolate is smooth.


Scoop a small amount of the chocolate into a piping bag. Spread the remaining chocolate on top of the brownies. Scoop the salted caramel into a second piping bag. Sprinkle the pecans, chocolate chips, and caramel bites over the brownies. Drizzle additional chocolate and salted caramel over the brownies. Cut into bars and enjoy!

brownie squares on a wooden board

What to Serve with Turtle Brownies:

Sometimes, you want something more than just a brownie square. Here are a few ideas of things to serve with them:


To store these brownies, put them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. They do not require being stored in the fridge, but it will enhance the taste and texture of leftovers.

Swap out the pecans if you aren’t a fan. These brownies would be equally delicious with walnuts or almonds. Or you can leave the nuts off completely for simple caramel brownies.

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Turtle Brownies

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For the Brownies

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel bites
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce


For the Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9×13 baking pan with pam baking spray

  2. Using a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, oil, and sugars

  3. Whisk in the eggs and 2 tsp of vanilla extract

  4. Using a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder

  5. Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet

  6. Fold in the chocolate chips

  7. Pour batter into the baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

  8. Allow to cool completely

For the Chocolate Ganache

  1. Using a small pot, bring the heavy cream to a boil

  2. Pour over the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and let sit for 1 minute

  3. Whisk until smooth

  4. Scoop ¼ C of the ganache into a piping bag

  5. Scoop ¼ C of the salted caramel sauce into a second piping bag

  6. Spread the remaining chocolate ganache onto the top of the brownies

  7. Sprinkle the chopped pecans, mini chocolate chips and caramel bites all over the top of the brownies

  8. Cut the tips off the two piping bags and drizzle both over the brownies

  9. Cut into bars and enjoy!

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