Gooey Layered Turtle Brownies are perfect anytime but even more so for your sweet honey bunches this Valentine's Day. I whipped up a batch of these decadent brownies earlier this week and OH MY - so delicious. Modeled after the "Killer Brownies" from a bakery in Ohio, these brownies are rich, decadent, and filled with caramel, chocolate, and pecans.
1/3cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips, chunks or mini morsels
1cupfinely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.
Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the caramels with 1/2 cup evaporated milk for 2 minutes. Stir well and return the bowl to the microwave and heat for an additional minute. Remove from microwave and stir again until the caramels are fully melted, combined with the evaporated milk, and free of lumps (microwave times may vary). Then, pour the caramel over the brownie base.
Sprinkle chocolate chips as evenly as you can over the caramel.
Turn out remaining brownie dough on work surface. Use your hands to press it into a large square a little smaller than the pan. Use a spatula to remove it from the surface, then set it on top of the caramel and chocolate chips.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. When ready to serve, generously sift powdered sugar over the surface of the brownies.
Cut into nine or twelve brownies and carefully remove from the pan.