Killer Turtle Brownies

This turtle brownie recipe is perfect for those who love chocolate, caramel, and pecans. If you want an easy recipe to make turtle brownies with cake mix, this recipe is for you.

Caramel Turtle Brownie made from a box cake mix.

Everyone loves turtle brownies, these brownies are full of ooey gooey caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and chopped pecans. To make this recipe super easy you are going to start with a box of cake mix. I love to use a dark chocolate cake mix because it will give you a full rich chocolate flavor.

I have served these brownies for company that they thought these brownies look and they tasted amazing. Adding caramel to brownies combines the flavors that everyone seems to love, I mean who can turn down caramel and chocolate?

Caramel brownies are a crowd pleaser, and for this recipe, you will need to purchase some wrapped caramels that you will find in the candy section of the grocery store. Caramel sauce will not harden like the wrapped caramels.

Alice Medrich’s Cookies and Brownies is a great source for even more brownie recipes.

Love brownies? Be sure to try these brownie recipes

Marbled Cheesecake Brownies
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Killer Turtle brownies made with a box of cake mix.

Caramel Turtle Brownie made from a box cake mix.

Turtle Brownies

These super moist and fudgy turtle brownies made with chocolate cake mix are full of rich, gooey caramel, chocolate chips, and pecans.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Recipes, Brownies, Turtle Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 334kcal


  • 14 ounces wrapped caramels
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 15.24 ounces chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  • Unwrap the caramels and melt them with 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk in a pan on the stovetop or in a bowl in the microwave.
  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter, 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk, dry cake mix, and 1/2 cup pecans. The batter will be thick.
  • Place half of the brownie batter in the greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 6 minutes.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate chips over the warm batter.
  • Sprinkle the remaining pecans over the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the caramel mixture over the nuts.
  • Press remaining batter between your hands and place it over the caramel.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Cool the brownies completely in the pan.
  • Cut the brownies into squares and enjoy!


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Betsy

    This is a good recipe.
    If you can please copy the recipe for German chocolate killer brownie, it’s my favorite! Thanks

  2. Kristi711

    5 stars
    These turtle brownies were fun to make, quite easy peasy in fact, and delicious. They are nearly as rich as our family’s favorite turtle candies from the local candy shop. I think they would be totally yummy as a dessert served with vanilla ice cream on your loveliest of dessert dishes for a dinner party. Pop a pecan in the ice cream for an extra flourish, and you are straight on your way to caramely heaven!

  3. Jenny

    HI there!

    Thought you might be interested that Alice Medrich is going to publish an updated version of ‘Cookies and Brownies’ under the title ‘The Cookie Project’ in 2010.

    I’ll be posting all of the recipes from ‘Cookies and Brownies’ on my blog within a week or so, with her permission – and I’d love to have you visit and check it out if that’s a reference you use often!

    Thanks so much, and see you online!
    Twitter: PurpleHouseDirt

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