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Turtle Buckeye Brownies

Turtle Buckeye Brownies


Turtle Buckeye Brownies – Experience the combination of velvety caramel, peanut butter and indulgent chocolate with our Turtle Buckeye Brownies. This delectable dessert brings together the finest of both worlds. The classic turtle treats and the beloved buckeye flavor. Made with a brownie base, a delectable turtle topping and a creamy layer of peanut butter these brownies are the sweet indulgence that will leave you wanting more.

Turtle Buckeye Brownies

I still vividly recall the first time I prepared these Turtle Buckeye Brownies for my family. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon. I wanted to bake something extraordinary. Little did I know that this recipe would become a household choice. My husband and child couldn’t get enough of these brownies. They’ve been a request ever since. The delightful combination of caramel, peanut butter and chocolate, in each bite is simply heavenly.

What makes this Turtle Buckeye Brownies truly special?

Immerse yourself in the world of Turtle Buckeye Brownies where layers of bliss come together to create a dessert masterpiece. With a brownie base, as its canvas these brownies take you on a journey through a chewy pecan turtle topping that adds nutty richness, followed by a creamy layer of peanut butter that introduces divine creaminess. All completed off with a velvety smooth chocolate topping that satisfies your chocolate lusts. These brownies aren’t just your dessert; they offer a delightful flavor journey that’s suitable, for any occasion. The best part is, their simplicity means that anyone can whip up this treat.

Turtle Buckeye Brownies

What You Need To Make This Turtle Buckeye Brownies Recipe?

Brownie Base: The heart of these Turtle Buckeye Brownies is the brownie base, and here, you have choices. Whether you opt for a homemade brownie recipe, a convenient boxed mix, or prefer gluten-free brownies, this recipe welcomes your creativity. Your brownie base sets the stage for the indulgent layers to come.

Turtle Topping: Picture this: unwrapping caramels and gently melting them with a splash of milk to create a gooey, caramel wonderland. But don’t overheat them; stop just as they start to smooth out. Then, toss in those luscious chopped pecans, and you’ve got a sticky, nutty masterpiece ready to blanket your brownie base. It’s like a sweet symphony in your mouth.

Peanut Butter: The creamy peanut butter layer is where this dessert truly shines. It’s a delectable fusion of softened butter, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and a touch of milk. The result? A thick, velvety peanut butter paradise that spreads across your turtle topping, adding a rich, nutty dimension that peanut butter lovers will adore.

Chocolate: The final act is the chocolate topping, where semi-sweet chocolate chips meet a touch of vegetable oil. As you melt this chocolatey goodness, envision it smoothly cascading over your peanut butter layer, creating a glossy finish. For those seeking an extra layer of flavor, don’t forget the optional sprinkle of coarse sea salt or fleur de sel, which elevates the whole experience.

Turtle Buckeye Brownies

Steps To Make Turtle Buckeye Brownies:

Step 1: Start by preparing your 9X13 brownie mix or follow the instructions, for your brownie recipe. If you’re using a homemade brownie recipe make sure to exclude the cup of chocolate chips before baking. Allow the brownies to cool down completely.

Step 2: In a microwave bowl combine the caramels and milk together. Heat it on high for 1 ½-2 minutes stirring occasionally until the caramels are almost smooth. Then stir in the chopped pecans. Generously spoon this turtle topping over the cooled brownies.

Tip: You can use a greased piece of waxed paper to press down and spread the topping evenly. Don’t worry if it doesn’t cover every inch of the brownies; we’ll be adding more layers.

Step 3: For the peanut butter topping mix all the ingredients, in a bowl until they are thoroughly combined (the mixture will have a thick consistency). Spoon dollops of this peanut butter goodness over the turtle layer and gently press and spread it using your fingers.

Step 4: In another microwave bowl combine the chocolate chips and vegetable oil together. Heat it on high for 1 minute stirring occasionally until the chocolate is almost melted and smooth. Now pour this silky chocolate layer over the peanut butter topping. Use a spatula to smoothly spread it out.

Step 5: For an added burst of flavor you can sprinkle some sea salt or fleur de sel if you prefer.

Turtle Buckeye Brownies


When you’re spreading the peanut butter topping onto the layer of turtles try running your spatula or knife under water for a moment. Then use it to smooth out the peanut butter. The heat will help create a surface without any sticking. Your brownies will not only taste amazing but also look perfect. This neat little trick adds a touch, to how you present your Turtle Buckeye Brownies.

Turtle Buckeye Brownies

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use store-bought brownie mix for this recipe?

Sure! If you’re, in a hurry or prefer convenience feel free to use your store-bought brownie mix for this recipe.

Can I make these brownies in advance?

Absolutely! You can make these brownies ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container. Interestingly they tend to taste delicious the next day!

Can I use different nuts instead of pecans?

Certainly! Feel free to try out nuts like walnuts or almonds instead of pecans. It all depends on your personal taste preferences.

Turtle Buckeye Brownies
Turtle Buckeye Brownies

Turtle Buckeye Brownies

Indulge in the symphony of flavors that is Turtle Buckeye Brownies, where layers of pure indulgence await your taste buds. The stage is set with a versatile brownie base of your choice, ready to embrace your creativity. Picture velvety caramel, warmed to perfection with a dash of milk, intermingling with crunchy pecans to create a luxurious turtle topping. As if that weren’t enough, a rich and creamy peanut butter layer is added, harmonizing with the sweet and salty notes of semi-sweet chocolate that blanket the entire ensemble. These brownies are a celebration of contrasts – chewy and smooth, sweet and salty – culminating in a dessert that’s not just extraordinary, but your very own masterpiece.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turtle Buckeye Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 1 9 x13 brownie recipe homemade, boxed mix, or gluten-free brownies

Turtle Topping:

  • 11 ounces oz bag of caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons tbsp milk
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

Peanut Butter Topping:

  • 6 tablespoons tbsp butter, softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons tbsp milk

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoons tsp vegetable oil
  • Coarse sea salt or fleur de sel optional


  • Start by baking your selected brownie recipe in a 9×13-inch pan according to the given instructions. Once done let them cool down.
  • Take a microwave bowl. Heat the caramels and milk together until the caramels are almost smooth. Add in the chopped pecans. Spread this turtle topping over the cooled brownies.
  • In a bowl combine softened butter, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk to create a peanut butter topping. Carefully spread this layer over the turtle topping.
  • Next melt sweet chocolate chips with some vegetable oil, in the microwave. Pour this chocolate layer over the peanut butter topping.
  • For a burst of flavor if you like, sprinkle some sea salt or fleur de sel on top of the chocolate layer.
  • Allow time for the brownies to set and cool completely before cutting them into squares. Now you can savor your Turtle Buckeye Brownies!


If you or anyone you know has gluten sensitivities or dietary preferences there’s a way to make these Turtle Buckeye Brownies into a delicious gluten-free treat. Just swap out your gluten-free brownie mix or use a reliable homemade recipe, for gluten-free brownies as the base. This small modification ensures that everyone can enjoy the layers of caramel, peanut butter and chocolate without any concerns. So don’t hesitate to whip up a batch that caters, to all tastes turning these brownies into a crowd-pleaser that’s gluten-free friendly.
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