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.

Ingredients:

  • 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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