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cut homemade turtle brownies made with German chocolate cake mix

Turtle Brownies With German Chocolate Cake Mix

Moist, gooey, and rich turtle brownies perfect for a family dessert or to serve at get togethers.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Saucepan


  • 1 15oz Box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 15 Tbs Unsalted Butter softened
  • 11 oz Caramel Pieces unwrapped
  • 1⅔ Cups Chocolate Chips semi-sweet or milk chocolate
  • ½ Cup Salted Pecans chopped
  • 1 5oz Can Evaporated Milk


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking pan with parchment paper and spray it with non stick cooking spray.
  • Note: If you don't have parchment paper, you can just grease your baking pan.
  • In your mixing bowl, add your German chocolate cake mix, three ounces of evaporated milk, and softened butter.
  • In your mixing bowl, add your German chocolate cake mix, three ounces of evaporated milk, and softened butter.
  • Using your low setting, mix until well combined.
  • Add half of your pecans to the mixture and stir by hand until evenly incorporated.
  • Pour half of your brownie mixture into your pan. Using a piece of parchment paper, press your brownie batter down to slightly compress it.
  • Bake in preheated oven for ten minutes.
  • While brownies are in the oven, put the remaining evaporated milk and your unwrapped caramel pieces in your saucepan.
  • Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until caramels are melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • As soon as your brownies have baked for ten minutes, remove them and pour most of caramel sauce on top. Reserving some to top off your brownies.
  • Evenly spread half of your chocolate chips on your caramel.
  • Pour remaining brownie batter evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle the rest of your chocolate chips and pecans on top.
  • Bake in oven for an additional 25-28 minutes. Your brownies are done when an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove brownies and place on a cooling rack. Drizzle the last of your caramel sauce on top.
  • Serve warm or cool and enjoy!


Calories: 300kcal
Keyword German Chocolate Cake Mix, Turtle Brownies
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