Cashew Turtle Brownies
Once Again Nut Butter
- 10 tbsp 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, diced
- 1 cup + 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Pan spray
- 36 caramel candies
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/2 cup chopped Once Again Roasted Salted Cashews
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8 or 9 inch square glass baking dish with foil, letting the foil hang over the sides by about an inch. Spray the foil liberally with pan spray.
- Heat the butter, 1 cup of chocolate chunks, and unsweetened baking chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir until the chocolate and butter are melted.
- Carefully remove the bowl from the double boiler. Stir in the sugar and vanilla, then whisk briskly for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the eggs in a steady stream. Stir in the flour and salt until incorporated, then whisk briskly for 1 minute.
- Pour half of the batter into the lined baking dish. Reserve the remaining half. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until batter is just set.
- While the brownies are baking, place the caramels in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes to melt. Remove from the microwave and whisk in the heavy cream.
- After 10 minutes, remove the brownies from the oven. Drop the cashew butter by tablespoons on top of the brownies, then sprinkle with the chopped cashews and remaining ½ cup of chocolate chunks. Drizzle with the caramel.
- Drop the reserved brownie batter evenly on top of the caramel. Use a wooden spoon to gently spread the batter to the edges, covering the caramel as much as possible.
- Return the brownies to the oven and continue baking for another 30-35 minutes or until the brownies pull away from the sides.
- Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature, then place in the fridge to cool completely.
- Use the foil overhang to remove the brownies from the pan. Discard the foil. Trim the edges and slice into 16 squares.