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Caramelicious Turtle Brownies


  • 1 (19 to 20 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 16 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. For dark pan, preheat to 325 degrees F. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Spray the bottom only of an 8- square baking pan with nonstick pan or foil line the pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix brownie mix, oil, water, and eggs with a wooden spoon until just blended and add dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 40-44 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Do not over-bake.
  6. During last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle the top with the pecans so that they will toast.
  7. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack.
  9. In a medium pan, set over low heat, melt the caramels with the milk until melted and smooth.
  10. Drizzle caramel over brownies and cool completely.
  11. Cut into large squares.