These rich, fudgy Shortcut Turtle Brownies start with a brownie mix, then you load them up with chopped caramel filled chocolate candies and crunchy pecans inside and on top.
Fall is a fun time of year to be a food blogger. Hearty meals and decadent desserts are back on the menu, and lots of terrific new cookbook are released. Today I’m sharing a clever new cookbook, 50 Fixes for Brownie Mixes by Aimee Berrett.
Aimee and I have been friends for several years. She’s a fellow Utah food blogger, and is part of the mother and daughter duo on Like Mother, Like Daughter where they share their favorite recipes.
The book is divided into four fun sections, decadent brownies, brownie batter desserts, brownie mix-ins and other brownie delights. The decadent brownie section has decked out traditional brownies. The the other three sections transforms brownie mix into pancakes, fudge, truffles, fruit pizza and so much more.
It was hard to pick which recipe to try first, but one of my favorite candies is Rolos, so I couldn’t resist making the Turtle brownies.
There’s generally always a box of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix from Costco in my pantry for chocolate emergencies. I decided to use that instead of buying an 18-ounce box at the market. I used two pouches of Ghiradrdelli brownie mix, so my turtle brownies were thicker than the brownies in the cookbook.
In order to cut brownies as evenly as possible, it’s important to let them cool completely. I made these brownies after dinner, and tortured my family by making them wait until the next day to eat them. However, as soon as I took the Do Not Eat sign off the brownies, my family devoured them. They were a big hit.
I’m sure the other recipes in 50 Fixes for Brownie Mixes would be a big hit too. I can’t wait to try them.
- 1 (18-oz.) box brownie mix*
- eggs, oil and water listed on back of brownie mix
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup chopped Rolo candy
For the Top of the Brownies:
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped Rolo candy
- Preheat oven and prepare brownie batter according to package directions.
- Mix 1/2 cup pecans and 1 cup Rolo pieces into brownie batter.
- Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake brownies for 28-31 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.
- Remove brownies from oven and sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 cup chopped Rolos over brownie top.
*I used two bags of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix from 120 ounce box at Costco and cooked the brownies for 50 minutes. I did not double the Rolos and pecans.
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