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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Caramel Frosted Turtle Brownies ~
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1--14 oz pkg caramels
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 cups pecans or walnut halves, divided
1--12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips
Caramel Frosting (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease foil lined 13x9 inch baking pan. Microwave
chocolate squares and butter in microwavable bowl
on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir
until chocolate is completely melted. Stir sugar
into chocolate until well blended. Mix in eggs.
Stir in flour. Spread 1/2 of batter in prepared
pan. Bake 25 minutes, or until batter is firm to
the touch. Meanwhile, microwave caramels and
cream in microwavable bowl on high 3 minutes or
until caramels begin to melt. Whisk until smooth.
Stir in 1 cup of nuts. Gently spread caramel
mixture over brownie batter in pan. Sprinkle with
chocolate chips, if desired. Pour remaining
unbaked brownie batter evenly over caramel
mixture, sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake
an additional 30 minutes. Cool in pan. Run
knife around the edge of pan to loosen brownies
from sides. Lift from pan using foil as handles.
Cut into squares.
Makes 24 brownies
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powered sugar
Heat margarine in 2 quart saucepan until
melted. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling,
stirring constantly. Boil and stir over low
heat 2 minutes; stir in milk. Heat to boiling;
remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm. Gradually
stir in powdered sugar. Place pan of frosting
in bowl of cold water; beat until smooth and
spreading consistency. If frosting becomes too
stiff, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at
a time. Frosts a 13x9 inch cake.
For gift giving bake cake in a decorative disposable
aluminum covered pan. Leave baked cake in pan.
Embellish pan with ribbon. Add recipe card.
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