Last week was my father’s birthday! I wanted to make him something special, but didn’t want to make a cake. We’ve had a lot of cupcakes this summer, so I thought I would make something a little different. After some consideration I decided to make turtle brownies! It had been about a year and a half since the last time I made turtle brownies, and when I was young it was a real treat. So for my dad’s birthday I baking turtle brownies and churned some vanilla ice cream.
They turned out really great! These brownies are really gooey and sweet, so if you don’t have a sweet tooth (or any homemade vanilla ice cream to cut the sweetness a bit) then I wouldn’t suggest these… but if you love a gooey sweet treat… these are it!
Recipe: Turtle Brownies
1 Box German Chocolate Cake Mix
14 oz bag Caramels
12 oz bag Chocolate Chips
2/3 c. Evaportaed milk, or more as needed
¾ c. Butter, softened
Melt caramels and 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk on low heat in a saucepan.
Meanwhile, Mix cake mix powder, butter and remaining evaporated milk (more milk may be needed to make the batter thick, but semi-easily spread with a knife-not runny). Spread half of the cake mix into the bottom of a well greased cake pan.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven, sprinkle coconut and chocolate chips over the cake evenly. Pour caramel over chocolate chip/cocnut layer. Add chopped nuts to the rest of the cake batter. Apply the rest of the cake mixture to the layers by spoonfuls, trying to cover as much area as possible, spreading slightly with a knife.
Bake for 20 minutes or until done, let cool completely before cutting.