Tuesday, December 21, 2010

25 days of cookies {Cookie #20}: Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

These are another one of my favorites.  They are a great dessert to bring to a party.  I also like that they are made with ingredients I normally have in my pantry, so no having to run to the store to make these bars.  Today we had the privilege to bring these to a friends' mother who lives in a senior high rise here in Fort Worth.  I so wanted to move in... meals served in the dining hall, people sitting around doing puzzles, beautiful holiday decorations, gorgeous views of Fort Worth.  It seemed like college life, but with no homework.  And to top it off, we made it in and out without breaking a single thing.  There were breakables everywhere within their little reaches, and Cry Cry was behaving like the Tasmanian Devil.  We escaped calamity, went to the zoo, made them tired, and now naps... whew!

Yum!


Before pouring on the caramel layer.


My helper making the caramel layer.


Right before baking.


Adding the chocolate chips.


In the lobby ready to make our delivery.  This was just before Nathan decided he was going to try his mother's patience.  Can you see that gleam in his eye?


Isn't she a beautiful lady?  Thanks for letting us stop by!

Butter Pecan Turtle Bars
Crust
2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 cups pecan halves

Caramel Layer
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter

1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Mix flour, brown sugar and butter in small bowl and press in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  Place pecan halves evenly over crust.  Put remaining brown sugar and butter in pan and bring to a boil for 1 minute, then pour over crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18 -20 minutes or until caramel layer bubbly and crust is light brown.  Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the dessert.  Let cool before serving.

1 comment:

Krista said...

Is it okay to be oh so jealous of HER????
Yum Yum!