Mar 20, 2014

Posted by LeAnn Johnson

~Turtle Brownies Galore~

Brownies! I hear the word brownie and immediately something stirs deep within me. Yes, an actual physical reaction begins to emerge... and then I feel a sudden surge... followed by an unbelievable urge... for brownies and I to mergeUh oh. I guess my secret is out. Now you know that aside from my obsession for brownies, I also get a little crazy  speaking in rhyme. In fact, I do it all the time... Sorry. I'll behave.

When my kids were younger, I enjoyed entertaining them with my wacky talent for rhyming. They loved it at first, but got a little irritated when the rhyming would go on for hours and wouldn't stop. They soon discovered there was only one way they could deactivate the "rhyming momster." It was to give her a kiss... on the lips! Hey, sometimes we moms got to be a little creative in the way get some sugar. 

Speaking of sugar, I have a fabulous recipe to share with you today. These are my mom's best brownie recipe and they are called Heavenly Brownies. They really are heavenly just as they are. I took them a step further and made them "Turtle Brownies Galore-I Want Some More." It's brownie on the bottom, smothered with melted chocolate chips, drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with pecans. Need I say more?
~TURTLE BROWNIES GALORE~ Layered brownie smothered with melted chocolate and drizzled with caramel and pecans~

~Turtle Brownies Galore-
I Want Some More~

Makes 2- 8x8" square pans
18 brownies if you cut 3 across and 3 down
24 brownies if you cut 4 across and 4 down

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

~Ingredients for brownies~
2 sticks butter
4 Tbsp powdered cocoa
4 eggs 
1 1/2 flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla 
pinch of salt
cooking spray to grease pans

1 jar caramel topping (found on aisle with ice cream toppings 
2 cups of milk chocolate chips (or semi, dark, white or mix)
2 cups chopped pecans

~Directions for brownies~
  1. In a bowl, beat eggs and then add sugar (set aside)
  2. In a pan and on medium heat, melt butter, add cocoa and blend 
  3. Combine butter/cocoa blend to bowl with eggs/sugar 
  4. Add flour, salt and vanilla and stir until blended (I added some 1/2 cup of chocolate chips but it's optional)
  5. Spray 2 8x8" baking pans with cooking spray
  6. Bake approx. 30-35 mins- check at 30 since oven temps vary. 
  7. Remove from oven and cool for at least 30 mins
~Directions for toppings~
  1. Once brownies have cooled off, melt 2 cups chocolate chips in a microwave bowl according to directions on package. 
  2. Pour melted chocolate over the top of both pans of brownies and quickly smooth evenly with a spatula. (Don't wait too long or the chocolate will begin to cool off.)
  3. Immediately sprinkle your chopped pecans over the chocolate.
  4. Heat caramel sauce according to directions on package and drizzle caramel over chocolate. ENJOY! :-)
~TURTLE BROWNIES GALORE~ Layered brownie smothered with melted chocolate and drizzled with caramel and pecans~
~TURTLE BROWNIES GALORE~ Layered brownie, smothered with melted chocolate and drizzled with caramel and pecans~

Hope you will love these as much as 
we do! Thanks for stopping by!

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