Turtle Bars

AuthorJulie

Base:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa
pinch salt
Filling:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
3/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks

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Preheat oven to 375°F.

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4

In a medium bowl, stir together the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add flour, cocoa and salt and stir until well combined and crumbly.

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Press into the bottom of an 8” x 8” pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just set. Don’t worry if the surface cracks.

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In the same bowl (no need to wash it), stir together the brown sugar and flour. (Stirring the flour and sugar together first gets rid of any lumps in the flour.) Add the eggs, corn syrup, vanilla and salt and mix until smooth.

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Spread the pecans and chocolate chips evenly over the crust and pour the filling over top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until puffed and golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Makes 12 bars.

Ingredients

 Base:
 1/4 cup butter, softened
 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
 2 Tbsp. cocoa
 pinch salt
 
 Filling:
 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
 2 large eggs
 3/4 cup corn syrup
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1 cup pecan halves
 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks

Directions

1
2

Preheat oven to 375°F.

3
4

In a medium bowl, stir together the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add flour, cocoa and salt and stir until well combined and crumbly.

5
6

Press into the bottom of an 8” x 8” pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just set. Don’t worry if the surface cracks.

7
8

In the same bowl (no need to wash it), stir together the brown sugar and flour. (Stirring the flour and sugar together first gets rid of any lumps in the flour.) Add the eggs, corn syrup, vanilla and salt and mix until smooth.

9
10

Spread the pecans and chocolate chips evenly over the crust and pour the filling over top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until puffed and golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Makes 12 bars.

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