Turtle Brownies

During the holidays, we received a large box of Turtles chocolates (for those unfamiliar with them, they are milk chocolate covered caramel pecan clusters). We gave some away, but there is no way we can eat the rest of them.

So I decided to use them to make mini turtle brownies, which are basically brownies (omit the chocolate chunks and pecans) with chopped up Turtles in the batter. I used mini muffin cups, half filled them with batter, stuck in 2 quarters of a Turtle, then filled the muffin cup with more batter and sprinkled with some chopped pecans before baking.

If you want to bake the brownies in a baking pan, spread half the batter in the pan, top with chopped Turtles, then cover with remaining batter, sprinkle with chopped pecans and bake. Cool completely before cutting.