Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Turtle brownies

Oh My Goodness!
I saw a recipe on a Betty Crocker pop-up a couple of weeks ago and it looked pretty amazing.  While I was at the store today, I saw some of the ingredients that it needed, and picked them up.  However, when I got home, I realized that I needed to make a few alterations as I'd bought a brownie mix instead of a cookie dough mix.  (Yes, gasp - that's the first brownie mix I've bought in probably 12 years).
Full of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans, and smothered in caramel sauce, these are rich and oh, so delectable.  

I started out unwrapping 1 bag of caramels - approx. 50 caramels.

Following the directions on the brownie mix, assemble the brownies, and spread the batter into a greased 9x13" pan.  
Sprinkle batter with 1/2 c. chocolate chips, 1/2 c. butterscotch chips, and 1/2 c. coarsely chopped pecans.
Bake at 350* as directed. 

Meanwhile, place caramels in a pan, along with 1/4 c. whipping cream, and 4 T. butter, and melt on low - stirring frequently.

Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool.  
Pour caramel sauce over brownies and top with additional chopped pecans and allow to cool.  

Good luck letting these cool before someone breaks into them!