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Cookie bar recipe: Butter pecan turtle bars covered with chocolate

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These butter pecan turtle bars belong in some food Hall of Fame! Think of the best cookies you have ever tasted, and then try these – amazing! It’s a buttery crust with a yummy center, then topped with chocolate. What more is there to say? These may become your new favorite!

This recipe calls for pecans, but can be made with or without them. If you like pecans and have some on-hand, they are a delicious part of this recipe.

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookie Bar Recipe

Ingredients for Butter Pecan Turtle Cookie Bars:


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Caramel Layer

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk chocolate pieces

Directions for making Butter Pecan Turtle Cookie Bars:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup brown sugar and ½ cup melted butter. Pat in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the pecan halves.

In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together the 2/3 cup butter and ½ cup brown sugar. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until well blended and the entire surface begins to boil. Boil for 1 minute (keep stirring) and remove from the heat. Pour this mixture over the pecans and the unbaked crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the milk chocolate pieces over the caramel layer. Let stand for 3 minutes then slightly swirl the chocolate – do not attempt to spread the chocolate.

Let the bars cool completely, then cut into squares.

(from Better Homes and Gardens America’s Best-Loved Community Recipes)

Other delicious bar recipes:

Toffee bar recipe – perfect for any occasion

Date bar recipe – a classic

Butterscotch brownie recipe – this is so amazing!

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