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Another homemade Turtles dessert, these Turtles Brownies are the peak of decadence with caramel bits, chocolate chips and pecans baked right into the batter, then caramel poured into the warm, freshly baked brownies before it’s all topped up with a boiled brownie frosting and topped with even more pecans and caramel bits.

A decadent and rich Turtles brownie recipe you simply must eat with a fork! These brownies are packed with pecans, caramel and chocolate and then topped with an easy and quick boiled chocolate frosting

Turtles Brownie Recipe

We just keep coming at you with Turtles-inspired dessert after Turtles-inspired dessert this week, but who can blame me?

Caramel, pecans and chocolate are the perfect indulgent dessert combination and they combine together to make the ultimate brownie.

I’m usually not a fan of anything mixed into my brownies other than chocolate chips – but for these Turtles brownies, I will gladly make an exception.

We mixed chocolate chips, fresh pecans and chewy caramel bits into the batter for amazing flavor and texture. Then, while the brownies were still a little warm from the oven, I poked holes all over the brownies and poured on a generous amount of salted caramel sundae sauce. This allows the caramel to really infuse the brownies with their flavor and results in a moist, rich brownie. (Baking the caramel into the brownie can easily lead to a burnt brownie batch, so I highly recommend using this method to impart that flavor.)

I then topped it off with my favorite boiled brownie frosting. It is so incredibly easy and quick to whip up, you’ll be topping everything in sight with it!

Then, of course, we topped it with even more fresh pecans and caramel bits, just to give a hint of what flavors and textures to expect in the brownie itself.

We used a boxed brownie mix for this recipe – y’all, I can be lazy – but you can swap it out for a from-scratch batter, if desired. (You can find our homemade brownie base here.)

For this recipe, I used Millican Pecan’s Pecan Pieces. I didn’t realize what a difference there could be between pecan brands, but these are so incredibly fresh and flavorful. They also have delicious snack options like the Sweet and Spicy Pecans which are perfect for the holidays. My next order, I’m trying their Pecan Butter and the Caramel Pecan Coffee! (And by the way, this is not sponsored – I just really love them.)

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Turtles Brownie Ingredients

Ganache Ingredients:


  • Pecans
  • Caramel Bits

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out our boxed brownie mix for a homemade brownie recipe.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 9″ x 9″ casserole dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Saucepan

How to Make Turtles Brownies

Grease and line a 9″ x 9″ casserole dish.

Prepare boxed brownie mix according to box directions.

Stir in chocolate chips, pecans and caramel bits.


Bake according to box directions.

Using the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over brownies.

Pour caramel sauce all over brownies, ensuring you get in each of the holes.

Place milk, butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir frequently until the mixture is completely incorporated.

Add the vanilla extract and chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat and pour over the brownies.

While the ganache is still wet, sprinkle over the additional toppings.

Let the ganache set before cutting and serving.


Pin this Easy Caramel Pecan Brownie to satisfy your next chocolate craving:

How to make the best caramel pecan brownies inspired by the classic candy, these Turtles Brownies are rich, fudgy and packed with caramel, chocolate and pecan flavors. You're going to need a fork to dig into this decadent brownie!

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Yield: 9 brownies

Turtles Brownies

Turtles Brownies

A decadent and rich Turtles brownie recipe you simply must eat with a fork! These brownies are packed with pecans, caramel and chocolate and then topped with an easy and quick boiled chocolate frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • Box brownie mix PLUS ingredients called for on the box
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 1/2 cup caramel

Ganache Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Pecans
  • Caramel Bits

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 3gSugar: 73gProtein: 3g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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These rich, caramel-infused Turtle Brownies are the perfect dessert if you love chocolate, caramel and pecans – have a fork ready!

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