Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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In the Galley

Turtle Brownies – Sweet Treats


These turtle brownies are perfect when you want a really decadent treat!

When I was in grade school, every December we’d anxiously await the “cookie plates” that various friends and neighbors would give each other during the holiday season.

One of my family’s favorites would come from the Brauker family – Barb made these incredible turtle brownies. One year, she included a recipe card with the cookie plate. It was the recipe for her turtle brownies!!

Here on The Boat Galley, I usually stay away from recipes that start with box mixes. But sometimes you’re in a location where you can get them and this is a very special treat – but I’ve also made them without the mix. And by the way, you can substitute any chocolate cake mix for the German Chocolate cake mix – it’ll taste a little different, but I’ve done it and it’s still good.

Turtle Brownies

Turtle Brownies – A wonderful treat for a special occasion – with a variation in case you can't get a German Chocolate cake mix.

Prep Time 25 mins

Cook Time 25 mins

Total Time 50 mins


  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package caramels (14-ounce)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk (you can use a 5-ounce can, which is just slightly less)
  • ¾ cup butter (or margarine)
  • 1 cup broken walnuts (or pecan or macadamia nuts)
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Carolyn Shearlock
Hi! I’m Carolyn Shearlock. My husband and I have been cruising over 12 years and 11,000 miles, first on a Tayana 37 monohull and now on a 34′ Gemini catamaran. Along the way, we sold pretty much everything we owned (twice!), gained a great boat dog, had a bunch of wonderful times and some adventures . . . and learned a ton about what does and doesn’t work!