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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

Love chocolate and caramel? Indulge in wonderfully decadent bars made easily with our no-fail cookie mix.

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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 16
Calories
320
% Daily Value
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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