Friday, December 17, 2010

PECAN TURTLE BARS
















Ingredients



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup pecan halves
2/3 cup butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips


Directions


1.Combine flour, 1 cup brown sugar and softened butter 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.


2.Combine 2/3 cup butter and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar 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.


3.Bake in 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven 18 to 20 minutes or until entire surface is bubbly. Remove from oven; immediately 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 48 bars.


9 comments:

Grammy Blick said...

Great recipe -- and so good for this time of the year. Candies and cookies from the heart make wonderful gifts.

Theresa said...

Oh these look delicious. I don't have any pecans on hand, but maybe I will try it with walnuts. YUM!

Sandra said...

YUMMMMY!!! drooling now. great shot of it, looks good enough to reach in and have a bite

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The results of the recipe look delicious. I haven't baked any cookies or other Christmas goodies. I seem to have lost my motivation to do so.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

There's no calories in those bars at all, is there Barbara????? ha ha ha .... I guess if you shake the bars really good --you can shake out the calories..

Awe Shucks--who cares about calories??? It's Christmas... That recipe looks AWESOME. Thanks.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Barbara said...

Betsy if you close your eyes when you eat them there is no calories, what you cannot see does not exist, hugs

Camille said...

Oh. Dear. Me! They look soooo yummy! We *love* turtles around here...I'm sure these are even better. :)

Just stopping in today to wish you a wonderful CHRISTmas! May the LORD bless you with HIS peace and presence now and throughout the coming year.

Blessings,
Camille

Theresa said...

YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! Reckon a "non-baker" can make them? I think I will try! HUGS!

Kateri said...

I have this same recipe and make them to give away every Cristmas! Always get rave reviews. In fact I have all the ingredients layed out on the counter to make tomorrow. :)
I'm sure they have like 10 billion in calories in each serving, but they taste so good...