TURTLE COOKIE BARS, LOTS OF CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL AND A DELICIOUS SHORTBREAD BASE MAKES THESE COOKIES THE PERFECT ADDITION TO YOUR BAKING.
I love these Turtle Cookie Bars.So when I was flipping through a cookbook my Mom gave me when I first got married I found these amazing sounding Turtle Cookie Bars. These my friends were a definite must.
The shortbread is baked first and then topped with a delicious brown sugar caramel sauce and chopped walnuts, baked for another 10 minutes and then sprinkled with mini dark chocolate chips. Even the aroma was amazing.
Turtle Cookie Bars are a cross between a cookie bar and turtle candy. They’re a special treat for both chocolate and caramel lovers. Loaded with Rolo candies, chocolate and pecans all wrapped up in a buttery cookie batter. You can serve them without the ganache drizzle but, who would want to? They’re unapologetically rich and meant for sharing with the special people in your life.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup pecan halves or chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Pat mixture firmly into an ungreased 13×9 inch pan.
Arrange pecans over crust.
Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Let stand 2-3 minutes or until slightly melted. Gently swirl chocolate with a knife, leaving some morsels whole (do not spread). Let cool on a wire rack at room temperature until chocolate is set. Cut into squares.
Source : 77kitchen.com