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Friday, November 18, 2011

Turtle Brownies

If you have ever wondered if I will run out of dessert recipes, the answer is no!!!  I continue to collect dessert recipes almost daily.  Between e-mails, magazines, Food Network, and friends,  I have numerous sources to build my recipe collection.   My dessert recipe collection continues to grow faster than my other collected recipes.  Since I blog several desserts a week, you've probably already picked up on my sweet tooth!

                                                    Turtle Brownies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13 X 9 inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray with flour. 

In a large bowl, beat butter at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.  Add sugar and brown sugar, beating until fluffy.  Add sugar and brown sugar, beating until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla, beating well.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until smooth.  Stir in chopped pecans.  Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.  Bake for 30 to 35 min., or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.  Spread with Cream Cheese-Caramel Icing.  Cut into 24 squares.  Place a pecan half on each square.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cream Cheese-Caramel Icing

1 - 8 oz. pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup hot caramel sauce
2 cups confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and butter.  Beat at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.  Add caramel sauce to cream cheese mixture, beating until smooth.  Gradually add confectioners' sugar to cream cheese mixture, beating until smooth.

1 comment:

  1. I have eaten many things that Mrs. Othell would cook while working at the hospital with her. She was a wonderful person and I appreciate you posting the recipes. I can't wait to check it every day to see what you have posted. Farrie Murphy

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