Caramel 'n Chocolate Pecan Bars

Sometimes described as a "turtle" bar, this decadent bar is special but incredibly easy to make.

Crust Ingredients

    • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
    • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar - Firmly Packed
    • 1/2 Cup Butter (Use Real Butter!!!) - Softened
    • 1 Cup Pecan Halves

Caramel Layer Ingredients

    • 2/3 Cup Butter
    • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar - Firmly Packed
    • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all crust ingredients except pecans in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed and particles are fine (2 to 3 minutes). Press on bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Place pecans evenly over unbaked crust. Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until entire surface of mixture begins to boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour evenly over pecans and crust. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until entire caramel layer is bubbly. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chips; allow to melt slightly (2 to 3 minutes). Swirl chips leaving some whole for a marbled effect. Cool completely; cut into bars.

TIP: Do not over bake. Store at room temperature in a tightly covered container.

Yield: 36 bars