Recipe by Jessi
"These are so moist and so fantastic that you won't want to stop eating them! They are a brownie version of a confection called Turtles. These are just as good."
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1 (14 ounce) package
individually wrapped caramels
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
1 (18.25 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
semisweet chocolate chips
My Mom has been making these since I was a kid. Her recipe varies slightly - 1/2 c. of the milk with the carmels will make it smoother, she always used German Chocolate cake mix (the best), 3/4 c. of butter and only 1/3 c. of milk in the mix, and 1cup walnuts instead of pecans. Fantastic! I tried it with yellow cake mix and that was really good too.
Sorry but these are not a brownie at all. It is cake and in my opinion a waste of a good bag of caramels and cake mix! If you want a fabulous brownie go with the Caramel Chocolate Brownies on this site. They take time but are a million times better!!!!!!!
While they contain some of the same ingredients, I wouldn't say they tasted anything like the candy. They taste pretty good. It is more like eating a piece of chocolate cake with caramel, choc chips and pecans in the middle. They are moist and delicious. However, if you're looking for a fudgey-type brownie, this wouldn't be it. This is definitely a cake-type brownie, but just follow the instructions and you will have a tasty treat. I toasted the pecans, chopped them finely and added them to the caramel/chip mixture. Thanks Jessi.
I started melting the caramels before I checked to see if I had chocolate cake mix. I didn't, so I substituted yellow cake mix. Yum! Next time I make it with yellow cake, I'll call it Turtle Surprise Bars. I'll add chopped pecans to the caramel/chocolate chip layer to create a hidden turtle layer in the middle. I also used fat-free evaporated milk (but I'm not sure that it lessened the guilt by much...).
I had to make some adjustments in the baking time, but other than that I followed this recipe to the T and these came out great. I ended up baking them for about 10 minutes longer on the last baking, and the brownie part actually came out the perfect brownie texture. The caramel and chocolate center melted great and stayed right in the middle without blending with the bottom layer of brownie, and the whole thing tasted great.
Four adults and two kids thought these were unpleasantly sweet, without any richness or depth of flavor, really more like a candy than a brownie. The other reviewers must be sugar-holics! I should have known better than to make a recipe with cake mix and evaporated milk as a key ingredients, and the absence of eggs should have been a dead giveaway, but I was in a hurry. Never again.
This recipe was delish. The only changes I made was I used chopped pecans and instead of putting them on top I added them in with the chips and carmel layer in the middle. Also, I used white cake mix instead of chocolate and made a "blond brownie" which was out of this world. They were absolutely addictive and a keeper for sure. Thanks Jessi
Very moist & tasty. Used caramel ice cream topping instead of caramels. (Saved time from unwrapping the candy!). Used it as a base for ice cream sundaes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caramel Turtles(R) Brownies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 128
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