Chocolate Pecan Turtle Bars


2 Cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter, room temp
1 Cup coarsely chopped pecans

Top Layer:

1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 Cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9 x13 baking pan with nonstick foil.

Place rack in the center of oven.

In a large bowl beat flour, salt, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter on medium speed for about 2 minutes, scraping down sides of the bowl often. It should be of a graham cracker crumb consistency.

With a spatula, press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer.

Sprinkle with pecans and set aside.

Top Layer:

Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 6 Tbsp butter in a heavy 1 qt. saucepan over medium heat.

Stir constantly until it begins to boil, then cook for 1 minute, continuing to stir.

Remove from heat and pour evenly over pecans.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes until bubbly and crust is golden brown. (The longer you bake, the harder they become.) Remove from oven.

Sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips, then white chocolate chips. Let rest for 3 minutes to soften the chocolates, then swirl with the tip of a sharp knife or toothpick to create a marbled effect.

Cool completely to room temperature before cutting into small bars.

Yields 36 to 48 cookie bars, depending on cut size.

These are a cross between crunchy toffee candy and cookies. They are quite rich, so cut them smaller than you would standard cookie bars.



About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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