Turtle Brownie Cookies Recipe

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Brownie cookies stuffed with ooey, gooey caramel and pecans

If you’ve been a regular over here recently, you know that I am obsessed with these brownie mix cookies. We particularly liked them with M&Ms mixed in (because we are M&M fiends in my house). Today’s variation is particularly decadent, full of melty caramel and pecans. And keeping the cookies slightly under-baked makes them fudgy to boot.

So grab a box of brownie mix and a bag of Kraft caramels at the store today, and whip up a batch of these delicious cookies for your family tonight! They will be 0h-so-impressed and love you forever and ever 🙂

Brownie cookies stuffed with ooey, gooey caramel and pecans


Turtle Brownie Cookies

Turtle Brownie Cookies

Yield: 18-24

Gooey chocolate insides and crackly tops with a decadent caramel and pecan filling make these brownie mix cookies utterly indulgent.


  • 18.25 ounce box brownie mix (JUST the dry mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 24 Kraft caramels, unwrapped


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Use an electric mixer to beat all the ingredients into a smooth dough. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.

Roll two tablespoons of dough at a time into mounds and then flatten in your palm. Place a slightly flattened Kraft Caramel in the center and wrap the cookie dough around it. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Keep dough about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 9 minutes.

Remove from oven and give cookie sheet a light tap on the top of the oven or counter top to release some air from the cookies (which creates those nice crackly tops). Add pecan halves on top as garnish if desired.

Let cool for 2-3 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack. These cookies are very best warm, while the caramel center is still soft!


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