Tiny turtle cupcakes


21-1/2 oz. pkg. brownie mix
1/2 c. pecans, chopped
16-oz. container dark chocolate fudge frosting
1/2 c. pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Stir in chopped pecans. Fill paper-lined mini muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick tests clean. Cool cupcakes in tins on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from tins; cool completely. Frost cupcakes; top with toasted pecans. Spoon Caramel Sauce evenly over cupcakes. Store in refrigerator. Makes 4-1/2 dozen.

Caramel Sauce:

12 caramels, unwrapped
1 to 2 T. whipping cream

Combine caramels and one tablespoon cream in a small saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Add remaining cream as needed for desired consistency.