Recipe for Butter Pecan Turtle Bars


    Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

    4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups packed brown sugar
    1 cup softened butter
    2 cups pecan halves or pieces

    1 1/2 cups butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Crust: Combine flour, sugar and butter. Mix well. Pat firmly into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Sprinkle pecans on top.

    Caramel layer: In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook butter and sugar, stirring constantly. Boil 1/2 to 1 minute. Pour evenly over crust. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until layer is bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Allow to melt 2 to 3 minutes. Stir slightly to marbleize. Cool completely (several hours or overnight) before cutting.

    Makes 3 to 4 dozen bars.