Turtle Chocolate Bars

I went to a potluck today. One of the things that happens when people know you are a baker is that you are expected to bring yummy things everywhere. I had very little time to do this, so I wanted something that would be done within an hour.

I was surfing online, and came across This Chocolate Butter Pecan Turtle Bars Recipe. Which is far too long to say. So, this is my adaptation.

* Crust:
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
* 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
* .
* Top Layer:
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
* 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
* 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (I fudged a bit on the chocolate, and added more).

Bottom Layer: Mix flour, brown sugar, salt, and butter together. I used a mixer, but I could have gotten away with a pastry cutter. As it was, I had to use my fingers to get the last bit of butter mixed in. Press this into a 13×9 pan. Top with pecans. (I did not chop the pecans, which I probably will do for next time.)

Top Layer: Melt 1 stick of butter in a pan, and add the brown sugar. Cook for one minute after it reaches a boil. Pour over pecans and bottom layer. It did not seem that I had enough, so next time I might make more of the topping, or try to spread it better.

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. When it comes out of the oven, top with the chocolate chips. The original recipe said to wait three minutes then mix the two together. I think I would either have to return it to the oven to further melt the chips, or use mini chips. As it was, it was yummy, but the chips did not melt.

Let cool, and cut into pieces. :)

1 Comment »

  1. Mom said

    Never had this with white chocolate chips — but a big Hershey’s bar works well too!

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