Insane Caramel Pecan Paleo Brownies

Insane Caramel Pecan Paleo Brownies - The Fit Peach

Insane Caramel Pecan Paleo Brownies

paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free

Turtle-style brownies that are rich and bursting with caramel flavor that scream fall! With a fudgy brownie base, chopped pecans scattered throughout, and warm homemade caramel sauce seeping into every little bite, INSANE is the only way to describe them.

What better way to kick off the fall season than with a caramel. pecan. brownie. They are decadently delicious, made with natural ingredients, and sure to please any and all chocolate lovers!

Insane Caramel Pecan Paleo Brownies - The Fit Peach
Paleo Brownies - The Fit Peach

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate turtle? It’s basically a pecan cluster glued together with caramel and covered in chocolate. Please, tell me what’s not to love.

Chocolate + pecan + caramel is the ultimate trifecta and we’re about to but it all in brownie form. Are you excited? I’m excited 🤗.

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I think I have cracked the code with it comes to the fudgy brownie. This is a code I’ve been trying nail down for a while. Some like a cakey brownie, some like a crispy brownie, but me, I’m team fudgy brownie all day every day.

The key lies within the melted chocolate. Yes, I’m talking melting down some rich dark chocolate chips and throwing it into the brownie batter. This adds the necessary texture for a really fudgy brownie. Just try it once and trust me, you’ll never turn back.

Melting Chocolate

Need help melting chocolate chips perfectly so they don’t burn and become all hard? Try this little trick out — fill a medium sized pot with water (about half way full) and heat on medium-low heat until it starts to simmer. Fill a smaller sized pot with your chocolate (and coconut oil if using) and place on top of the simmering pot of water. It’s okay if the bottom of the pot touches the water, this is why we want a simmer and not a raging boil. Once you start to see your chocolate start to melt in the pot, stir continuously so that all the chocolate has access to the warm heat in order to melt. And there you have’re makeshift double boiler that perfectly melts chocolate!

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Insane Caramel Pecan Paleo Brownies


For the Brownie



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

  2. In a bowl, whisk together almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and sea salt until well mixed

  3. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a skillet over low heat or make your own “double broiler” by heating a larger pot of water over medium heat to produce a simmer then place a smaller pot with the chocolate chips over top of the pot with water and continue to stir until all the chocolate chips are melted

  4. Set melted chocolate aside and beat eggs and coconut sugar in a separate bowl with a hand mixer or KitchenAid until until the consistency starts to thicken up (about 1-2 minutes)

  5. Pour in the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and continue to beat with a hand mixer or KitchenAid

  6. Using a spatula, slowly pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the eggs and chocolate and mix until no flour clumps remain

  7. Mix the chopped pecans into the batter

  8. Grease an 8X8 or 9X9 pan and pour half the batter into the pan

  9. Drizzle the Best Ever 3 Ingredient Caramel Sauce over top (this doesn’t have to be perfect, just drizzle in a zig-zag motion)

  10. Pour remaining batter in the baking pan and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean

  11. Let brownies cool before topping with more chopped pecans and drizzle of Best Ever 3 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

  12. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room-temp and 1 week in the fridge (my favorite way to store them, the fridge keeps them nice and fudgy 😋)


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