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Recipe Card - Cheesecake Turtle Brownies

Cheesecake Turtle Brownies

  • Author: Amanda
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 24 Brownies 1x


These cheesecake turtle brownies are an easy fudge brownie recipe with a cream cheese swirl, caramel, extra chocolate chips, and toasted pecans. The ultimate turtle treat!


  • 1 box of your favorite brownie mix (mine is King Arthur Gluten Free), and all ingredients needed according to brownie box directions
  • ½ - ¾ cup caramel sauce
  • 1 8oz brick cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans*
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x15 baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and flour.  Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Set aside.
  3. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.  Add ½ of the toasted pecans and chocolate chips to the batter and stir to combine.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Drizzle half of the caramel over the batter.
  5. Add heaping scoops of the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter, and using a sharp knife, swirl the cream cheese into the brownie batter.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining toasted pecans and chocolate chips and press gently into the batter.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting.
  8. Drizzle with remaining caramel before serving.


To toast the pecans, roast raw pecans on a baking sheet at 350 degrees until fragrant and lightly toasted.  About 10 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-35 Minutes
  • Category: Desserts, Gluten Free

Keywords: Caramel, Turtle, Pecans, Brownies, Gluten Free, King Arthur Flour