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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine flour, 1 cup brown sugar, and softened butter in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly over crumb mixture.

  • Combine 2/3 cup butter and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until entire surface is bubbly; cook, stirring constantly, 1/2 to 1 minute more. Pour into pan, spreading evenly over crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven until entire surface is bubbly, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes to allow chocolate to melt; use a knife or small spatula to swirl chocolate slightly. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Use sharp knife to cut into 48 bars.

Tips

TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

114.1 calories; 0.9 g protein; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 13 mg cholesterol; 39.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2007
These are one of my favorite bars! I do the topping a little differently though. When I make them I double the butter and sugar mixture for the topping. Another reviewer said there wasn't enough to cover the bars but this solves the problem and its the best part of the bars anyway. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
I recently tried some of these bars that someone else made from a different recipe. Since I didn't have that one I checked out allrecipes and found this one. The two had similar ingredients but came out nothing alike. These are very greasy and not chewy like the ones I'd had. Next time I'll reduce the amount of butter...but I will be trying again. Read More
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309 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 19
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2007
These are one of my favorite bars! I do the topping a little differently though. When I make them I double the butter and sugar mixture for the topping. Another reviewer said there wasn't enough to cover the bars but this solves the problem and its the best part of the bars anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2007
These are one of my favorite bars! I do the topping a little differently though. When I make them I double the butter and sugar mixture for the topping. Another reviewer said there wasn't enough to cover the bars but this solves the problem and its the best part of the bars anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
I give this recipe a 5 star rating with the revisions I made. I took others advice and upped the flour to 2 cups and doubled the brown sugar/butter layer. I chopped up my pecan halves a bit and instead of 1 cup milk chocolate chips on top I did 1 cup semi sweet and 1 cup butterscotch swirled. HEAVEN! Oh my good ness these are so good the butterscotch adds so much! I topped with the chips and put back on the oven to melt them completely so I could swirl them together. YUM!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2005
This is almost the exact same recipe my mother handed down to me (and it is always a crowd pleaser). Her quanties on some ingredients are a little different: 2 cu. Flour 1 cu. Pecan halves 1 cu. milk chocolate chips Since some reviews think the posted version comes out a little greasy the extra half cu. of flour may help to absorb that. And you can't go wrong with extra pecans and chocolate! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
I followed the others suggestions and used 2 c flour and used 2 c. chocolate chips and slso lined the pan with foil. After cooling I cut the bars into 1"x1" pieces. Making them bite size they were neat & easy to eat. You could have several and not feel so guilty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
These are great but make sure to use 2 c flour 1 1/2-2 c pecans and 2 c chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2004
These are awesome! A local deli/caterer sells bars just like these and I am so glad to have the recipe at last. I have a large family so double the recipe and cook it in a jelly roll pan. The bars are more of a toffee crunch (which is what I was looking for) so I don't think they are meant to be chewy. They turn out to be a rich buttery shortbread-type cookie bar topped with a crunchy praline pecan layer. MMMMMMmmmmm! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2007
I am giving this recipe 4 stars based on how it is currently written. It is almost identical to the other turtle bars recipe on this site. I increased the flour to 2 cups total and added 1 tsp vanilla extract to the caramel mixture. I took these to a church potluck and they disappeared! Got lots of compliments on them. Would rate this one 5 stars with the above changes.:o) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
I recently tried some of these bars that someone else made from a different recipe. Since I didn't have that one I checked out allrecipes and found this one. The two had similar ingredients but came out nothing alike. These are very greasy and not chewy like the ones I'd had. Next time I'll reduce the amount of butter...but I will be trying again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
I did as suggested and used 2 cups of flour and 1 1/2 cups of pecans. I found the butter/sugar filling wasn't enough to cover the bottom crust. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead I think using milk chocolate chips would have made it too sweet and it wouldn't have held it's shape as well while being cut into bars. Read More
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