Sunday, February 19, 2012

Turtle Brownies

These brownies are to die for! Oh, my goodness! They should be cut into small squares because they are soooooooo rich!

  • Brownies ~ ingredients you need for your personal homemade brownies (sorry...I don't share mine because I bake them for rewards at school...don't want my students to have the recipe because Mrs. Canterbury's homemade brownies will no longer be special treats)
  • 40 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I use chocolate chips)
Step-by-Step Directions:
  1. Toast pecans ~ Bake in 350 degrees oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown and fragrant.
  2. Bake homemade brownies of your choice in 9x13 baking pan sprayed with Pam.
  3. Toward the end of the baking time for the brownies, make the caramel ~ Place unwrapped caramels and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream in sauce pan. Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, until creamy.
  4. Add pecans to smooth, warm caramel.
  5. Pour caramel/pecan mixture on top of brownies shortly after the brownies come out of the oven. Spread over entire pan of brownies.
  6. Let brownies cool to room temperature; then cover and put in refrigerator for one hour or until brownies are firm.
  7. Make ganache ~ Place chocolate chips in heatproof bowl. Heat 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream in small sauce pan on medium heat or in microwave. Bring cream to a boil. Then pour hot cream over chocolate chips, and allow it to stand for 5 minutes. Then whisk chocolate/cream until smooth.
  8. Drizzle ganache over cold brownies.
  9. Cut into 48 squares. This dessert is rich, rich, rich!
  10. Enjoy! This is a little taste of heaven!

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