Turtle Bars

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Hey y’all!  I’m so excited to introduce y’all to one of my new favorite bloggers, Rebecca, from simple as that.  She’s sharing her sinfully delicious turtle bars with y’all today, Thank YOU, Rebecca!

Hello everyone! My name’s Rebecca and I blog over at simple as that. I’m so thrilled to be a part of this years holiday bake, craft and sew along and I can’t wait to share one of my favorite holiday recipes with you today.
This recipe for turtle bars is one I got from my mother in law and from the first time I tried them I was love. Carmel + pecans + chocolate = heaven in a 9X13 pan. No. Really. It’s true.:)
These simple and delicious squares are the perfect holiday treat and definately need to be shared, so come  follow along as we make some delicious turtle bars and then package them up to give this holiday season.
Ingredients you’re going to need:
crust:
2 cups flour + 1 cup brown sugar + 3/4 butter softened
carmel: 
1 cup butter + 1 ½ cups brown sugar + 3 tbsp corn syrup
plus:
2 cups of chopped pecans + 2 cups of milk chocolate chips
You’ll begin by buttering a 9X13 inch pan. These squares tend to stick so butter it up good. Now we’re going to mix up the crust. Grab 3/4 cups of softened butter, 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 cups of flour and mix well. Pour the mixture into your 9X13 pan and press down evenly to form the crust.
Next take 2 cups of chopped pecans and sprinkle over the top of the crust and press them in a bit. Set aside. In a saucepan we can start preparing the carmel. Bring1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 3 tbsp corn syrup to a boil and boil for one minute. Pour over the crust + pecans in the 9X13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle 2 cups of milk chocolate chips over the top. Let sit about 5 minutes and then spread softened chips to cover. Allow ample cooling time before you enjoy!
And that is how you make turtle bars.
Pretty simple and believe me when I tell you, they are so yummy!
To share some of these yummy treats you can package them up in a small jar with some simple trimmings. Using a brown paper bag I cut out a circle big enough to cover my jar lid and hang over the sides a little bit. I centered the circle on the jar lid, folded it down and began folding pleats all around the edge. Tie with a small scrap of lace or ribbon and attach a tag to the top of your jar and all done.
Simple, delicous and homemade. Definitely my idea of the perfect holiday gift. If you’d like to download gift tags like the ones I used to package my turtle bars you can download them here. This is a 8.5X11 sheet of 20 tags in four different colors.
I hope you enjoyed this favorite holiday recipe of mine and if you get a chance I’d love it if you stopped by simple as that for more simple recipes, craft ideas and photography inspiration.
Thank you so much for having me Rachel, Kelly and Cindy!
Rebecca

Turtle Bars

Turtle Bars

Delicious Turtle Bar recipe courtesy of Rebecca Cooper

Ingredients

    crust:
  • 2 cups flour + 1 cup brown sugar + 3/4 butter softened
  • caramel:
  • 1 cup butter + 1 ½ cups brown sugar + 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • plus:
  • 2 cups of chopped pecans + 2 cups of milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Begin by buttering a 9X13 inch pan.
  2. These squares tend to stick so butter it up good.
  3. Now we’re going to mix up the crust. Grab 3/4 cups of softened butter, 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 cups of flour and mix well. Pour the mixture into your 9X13 pan and press down evenly to form the crust.
  4. Next take 2 cups of chopped pecans and sprinkle over the top of the crust and press them in a bit. Set aside. In a saucepan we can start preparing the carmel. Bring1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 3 tbsp corn syrup to a boil and boil for one minute. Pour over the crust + pecans in the 9X13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle 2 cups of milk chocolate chips over the top. Let sit about 5 minutes and then spread softened chips to cover. Allow ample cooling time before you enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Ad K. says

    These look wonderful! They are on my “to make list” for sure and thanks for sharing the tags, I printed off 2 sheets already!

  2. says

    I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website :). “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” by Saul Bellow.

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