Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Turtle Bars

This week's recipe is Turtle Bars. I found this on allrecipes.com (which is my go to recipe site) I altered the recipe a bit based on allrecipe.com reviewers and some experimenting.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 c butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/3 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar

2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine crust ingredients in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

Sprinkle pecans evenly over crumb mixture.

Combine butter and brown sugar for filling in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until entire surface is bubbly. Cook and stir 1/2 to 1 minute more. Pour into pan, spreading evenly over crust.

Bake in 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven 18 to 20 minutes or until entire surface is bubbly. Remove from oven; and let set for 3-5 minutes, then sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes to allow chocolate to melt; use knife to swirl chocolate slightly.

Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Use sharp knife to cut into bars.