Gooey Turtle Bars

12 Sep

I have made this a few times over the years (another recipe from my favorite cookbook).  I took some up to Derek’s parents’ place for the first time over Labor Day weekend and got a special request for more.  Tamra is following a low-carb diet for the remainder of her pregnancy.  She snuck a sliver or two of these but couldn’t eat much.  I have been instructed to bring her a tray, first thing, once the baby arrives.  They are definitely best right out of the fridge because, as it sits out, the caramel quickly becomes, well, gooey, as the name implies.


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker, vanilla wafer, or shortbread crumbs
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel topping
Combine butter and cracker or cookie crumbs in a 13×9-inch baking pan; press into bottom of pan. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels and pecans.
Remove lid from caramel topping; microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until hot, stirring after every 30 seconds. Drizzle over pecans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until morsels melt; cool in pan on wire rack. Chill at least 30 minutes; cut into squares.

Recipe from: Southern Living: Easy Weeknight Favorites Cookbook

Photo by me, My Little Food Spot


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