Salted Caramel Turtle Triangles

Double chocolate chunk, fudgy brownies meet ooey, gooey caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons water
1
egg
2/3
cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Caramel Topping

4
tablespoons butter
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, approximately 50 caramels
1/4
cup heavy cream
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/8
teaspoon coarse kosher salt, plus additional 1/2 teaspoon for top of bars

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, water and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough evenly into prepared pan, sprinkle with 1/3 cup pecans. Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until set in center and edges just begin to pull from sides of pan. Set aside to cool.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, caramels and cream, stirring frequently until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • 4 Spread caramel evenly over cookie base and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cool completely. Sprinkle top of caramel with additional salt right before serving. To serve, cut into 4 rows by 6 rows and cut each square diagonally into triangles. Store in refrigerator; bring to room temperature before serving.

Expert Tips

Inspiration: I love the Fleur de Sel Caramels at Boule in Los Angeles. I wanted to make a version of them at home without having to make caramel from scratch. Since I also love turtle brownies, I tried putting the two elements together and came up with these decadent, rich and gooey bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.