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Frosted Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Frosted Chocolate Turtle Brownies are buttery, gooey brownies with nuts, caramel bits, and chocolate chips baked into brownie dough, then iced with the most exquisite chocolate frosting and topped with more nuts, chocolate, and melted caramel! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Turtle Brownies
Servings: 15
Calories: 507kcal



  • 2 sticks butter melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder ( or about ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules will work in a pinch)
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans chopped
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup caramel bits

Chocolate Frosting & Toppings

  • 6 tablespoon butter softened
  • 6 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup caramel topping


Chocolate Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, sugar and cocoa powder and beat on medium speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add in vanilla and beat until mixed in.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and espresso. Slowly pour into the butter mixture and stir until batter in just combined. Fold in nuts, chocolate chips, and caramel bits until combined.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Let pan cool on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting and Topping

  • In bowl or stand mixer, beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup, and vanilla until blended and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk and beat until smooth. Add in additional milk if needed to reach desired spreading consistency.
  • Once brownies have mostly cooled, spread on frosting. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, chopped nuts and drizzle with caramel sauce


Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g