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Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars

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Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
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Love chocolate and caramel? Indulge in wonderfully decadent bars made easily with our no-fail cookie mix.
Jan 26, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch (496 g) Betty Crocker* Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped pecans
  • 24 caramels
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) milk
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) pecan halves
  • 3 tbsp (50 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) shortening

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, egg and 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pecans until soft dough forms.
  • 2
    Press evenly in ungreased 8-inch (20 cm) square pan. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart (1 L) saucepan, heat caramels and milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Carefully spread melted caramels evenly over warm bars; sprinkle with pecan halves.
  • 5
    Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 6
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  • 7
    Drizzle over bars. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  • 8
    For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: To microwave caramels, place caramels and milk in 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave uncovered on Medium-High 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 30 to 60 seconds longer, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth.

Nutrition Information

320 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 38g Total Carbs, 24g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16
Calories
320
Total Fat
17g
Saturated Fat
7g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
Sodium
170mg
7%
Total Carbs
38g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
24g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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