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Frosted Turtle Brownies

Homemade brownies are a sweet addition to the appetizer table on game day. Your guests might forget the score, but I guarantee they'll remember these treats! —Sherry Miller, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 12 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt caramels with cream; stir until smooth. Drizzle over brownies.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 330 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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