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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Turtle Bars

To me Turtle Bars would mean that there would be caramel however there really isn't a "caramel" part of this recipe.  So after I spread the chocolate on top I drizzled mine with a little caramel topping just to add a little something extra and I think it put these bars over the top!  In the words of my very cute 3 year old "mommy this snack is tasty".

Turtle Bars

Bar Base

2 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup softened butter
6 oz. pecan halves

Topping

2/3 cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
10 oz. bittersweet 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.
Post image for Turtle Bar Bites
http://www.melecotte.com/2012/02/turtle_bar/

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