Turtle Bars

Turtle Bars

These thick, chocolatey, caramel-filled desserts are sure to delight everyone who tries them.
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Total: 1 hour
  • Yields 36 bars
Turtle Bars
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil with enough over the edge to act as a handle. Grease foil with cooking spray.
  • Base
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor and blend briefly to combine.
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • Cut butter in small pieces and sprinkle over flour mixture. Process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press into the bottom of the pan. Bake until the crust is golden and firm and dry, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Topping
  • 3 cups pecans
  • Spread the pecans over the top of the crust.
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Combine the butter, sugar, cream, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil for about 1 min.
  • Pour the caramel filling over the pecans. Bake until caramel topping darkens, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot topping. Let sit for a few moments and then use a knife or offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top.
  • Chill the bars in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until fully set before slicing them.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/turtle-bars/). Adapted from Chu, Anita. Field Guide to Cookies.

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