Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Double Chocolate & Caramel Turtle Trifle

Sometimes all you need is a spoon. Chocolate-covered brownie, caramel and nuts… Oh, my. This chocolate covered treat is the perfect dessert for any occasion! An easy recipe that comes together in a snap, this is one for the permanent file.
I am honored to be the official dessert bringer to all family gatherings.  This past Christmas I had let time get away from me and I needed something super fabulous and I needed it super fast.

Having a pan of my Lazy Day Brownies left from the homemade gifts we give out each year, I decided to create a fabulous trifle inspired by one of Chad's favorite candies.

He loves Turtles.  No silly, not the 4 legged kind.  The candy! Chocolate covered caramel and nuts...  Oh my word!  This Double Chocolate & Caramel Turtle Trifle was a hit!

Not a bite left to take home and lots of recipe requests and you know what that means.  LOVE.


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Helpful Tips to make Double Chocolate & Caramel Turtle Trifle:

  • If traveling with this dessert, make everything ahead and assemble it when you get there. Or carry it in a cooler.
  • You can brownies that you like. Store bought brownies are great in a pinch.

What you will need to make Double Chocolate & Caramel Turtle Trifle:


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Double Chocolate & Caramel Turtle Trifle

Double Chocolate & Caramel Turtle Trifle. Sometimes all you need is a spoon. Chocolate-covered brownie, caramel and nuts… Oh, my. This chocolate covered treat is the perfect dessert for any occasion! An easy recipe that comes together in a snap, this is one for the permanent file.


  • 1 recipe Lazy Day Brownies, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Caramel Sauce (or 1/2 recipe No-Fail Caramel Sauce)
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped


  1. Whip heavy cream in a medium bowl using a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue to whisk until whipped cream is firm, or to your desired consistency. Set aside.
  2. Add 1/4 cup brownie bites to each trifle dish. Drizzle 1 tablespoon (or more if the mood strikes you) hot fudge sauce over brownie.
  3. Dollop 2 tablespoons vanilla cream over top. Add 2 tablespoons brownies and drizzle 1 tablespoon (or more if the mood strikes you) caramel sauce over brownie. Sprinkle with pecans. Repeat until all ingredients are used.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Originally published 5/17/13

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  1. oh, holy heck. I just gasped. GORGEOUS shot and I am loving all the flavors. Of course, I am just a little bit partial to turtle flavor combinations! Awesome trifle that needs to be made again ASAP, preferably when I am visiting you next!

  2. If I make it the night before, do I refrigerate it? Does it need to be heated up before eating?

    1. I have made this up to 2 days in advance. You do not heat it up, just serve it cool or allow to sit out for 10 minutes before eating to just take the chill off. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  3. I just made it & it came out SO fabulously! I tripled the recipe & did it in one big dish instead of in individual dishes. Thank you so much for posting this. I am ridiculously excited about it.

    1. Thanks for this post. I was just going to ask about making it in large trifle bowl and you answered my question.

  4. Yum!! looks so amazing and so easy!

  5. Can you substitute cream with cool whip?

  6. Going to make this, but is it just Brownies

  7. Is it ice cream as detailed in directions or whipping cream as mentioned in the ingredient list?

  8. Is the a gluten free option for this recipe?


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