Friday, February 6, 2009

Kitty's Turtle Brownies

Kitty is known for her desserts. During our tailgating days at the amphitheater, we always asked Kitty to bring the desserts. Her Turtle Brownies were the favorites at our 2nd Annual Souper Bowl. These rich brownies were the perfect end to a fun evening.

Kitty’s Turtle Brownies
1 (14 oz.) bag of caramels
¾ cup butter (softened)
2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
1 cup chopped pecans
1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips

Combine caramels with 1/3 c. milk and melt in microwave, stirring often until smooth. Set aside. Combine mix, butter, and rest of milk. Beat until firm. Stir in nuts. Press ½ of mixture into bottom of well-greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over and cover chips with caramel. Sprinkle remaining cake mixture on top. Bake for 15-20 more minutes. (It won’t look done.) Cool and chill in refrigerator before cutting.
(I use Smart Balance instead of butter and use Duncan Hines cake mix because it has no transfat.)


  1. Susan, I no longer go to when I want to make something yummy. I just go to your blog and get inspired!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Kitty is known for her sweet treats and this is one of her best!

  3. This is crazy! I have been making this recipe for YEARS! I got it from a friend in elementary school (about 26 yrs ago!), who called it German Chocolate Cookie Bars. So delicious...Funny to run across the recipe somewhere else! I've never known anyone else to make them. I do use more chocolate chips, and probably more caramels (don't measure them anymore) I was just thinking about making these again! =)

    The Bad Girl's Kitchen