Saturday, December 29, 2012

Turtle Bars

I made these for 'baking therapy' one night after school. They were easy to put together and tasted great. I LOVE anything turtle. They are rich, so a little goes a long way!

Turtle Bars
http://www.melecotte.com

Bar Base
 2 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
 ½ cup softened butter
 6 oz. pecan halves(Beth used 1 cup)

Topping

2/3 cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
10 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips(Beth used 12 oz chocolate chips)

 Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place the flour, sugar, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Blend until  the mixture looks coarse and crumbly. Press mixture into a 9×13-inch pan. Arrange the pecans over the flour mixture; set aside.

In a small sauce pan, melt butter and brown sugar.  Stirring frequently, bring to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds, stirring constantly to make sure the mixture is fully blended.  Remove from heat and pour the over the pecans-covered base. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Return to oven for about 30 second-1 minute.  Remove, and with an offset spatula, spread the chocolate into an even layer. Let cool in pan completely and then cut into small squares.

Yields about 20-30 squares

1 comment:

  1. You're like me. I always use more chocolate chips and pecans than the recipe calls for! :-)

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