Turtle Bars

These decadent turtle bars are a delightful combination of buttery crust, rich caramel, and creamy chocolate. They are the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth, and they make a great addition to any dessert table or gathering.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

You’ll love this recipe for its simplicity and irresistible flavors. The buttery crust, gooey caramel, and luscious chocolate come together to create a truly indulgent treat that is sure to impress your friends and family.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 2/3 cup butter (for caramel layer)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (for caramel layer)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (for topping)


  1. Using a pastry blender or fork, combine the butter, flour, and brown sugar until the mixture forms fine crumbs.
  2. Press the mixture into an ungreased 9″ x 13″ pan.
  3. Sprinkle the crust with the pecan pieces. Set aside.
  4. Combine the 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.
  5. Drizzle the caramel mixture evenly over the crust.
  6. Bake the crust for 20 minutes at 350°F.
  7. Immediately after removing the crust from the oven, sprinkle it with chocolate chips. Allow the chocolate chips to stand for 5 minutes so that they will melt; then spread evenly over the surface of the bars.
  8. Let the bars cool; then cut them into the desired serving size.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 12 bars
  • Kcal: Approximately 280 kcal per serving


Store the turtle bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips:

For an extra touch, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the chocolate layer for a sweet and salty contrast. Additionally, feel free to customize the bars by adding a drizzle of caramel or a sprinkle of additional pecans on top before serving.

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