Pecan Turtle Bars

Nancy is another one of our readers who has sent in a recipe you are sure to love, but I’ll let her tell you about it:

I came across this recipe one day when I needed a fast and easy dessert to serve my company that was coming that evening. This one fit the bill and the bars were so good, that they instantly became a hit with me and my guests that day. I now make these all the time for parties and friends!

Pecan Turtle Bars

Pecan Turtle Bars

Printable Recipe

Crust:

  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg

Filling:

  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat over to 350 degrees

Add the cake mix, melted butter and egg to a large mixing bowl. Beat with mixer on low speed until the batter comes together in a thick dough. Transfer dough to a 13″ x 9″ baking pan. Using your fingertips, press the crust mixture evenly over the bottom and 1/2″ up the sides of the baking dish. Place pan in oven and bake the crust until it begins to brown, about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling by placing corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in the mixing bowl and blend with electric mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.

Pour the filling over crust and spread evenly with a spatula, making sure  the filling covers the entire surface. Place pan in oven and bake for 22-25 minutes until crust is a golden brown and filling is set. Allow to cool and cut into 24 bars. Store in air-tight container.

 

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Thank you so much Nancy for sending us this recipe. I can tell you I’ve already made some and they are every bit as good as you claimed!

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