Turtle Cookie Bars

Turtle Cookie Bars

by Nicole on December 23, 2011

Here is a recipe that is sure to be a hit with your holiday guests (if you can bare to share them :). I was gearing up for “Cookie Bake 2011” when I accidentally came across this recipe on www.Therecipehoarder.com. I knew that it was a perfect find for our tops picks and it did not disappoint. It has all the elements of a turtle melt away candy and a really good cookie. I drizzled the chocolate just for fun, it is Christmas after all.

Turtle Cookie Bars
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Serves: 12
  • ¾ c (1½ stick) butter, softened
  • ¾ c sugar
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ c flour
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 1½ c quick oats (quick works better than old fashioned here)
  • ¾ c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ c sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c caramel ice cream topping
  • ½ c chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup melted chocolate (for drizzle)
  1. Pre heat oven 350 degrees
  2. Coat a 9X13 pan (I used a glass Pyrex one and it was Perfection).
  3. Cream butter,sugar and brown sugar together till creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add in egg and mix till incorporated. Add flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Mix in oats (you the mixer complains you can use a pastry blender)
  6. Put aside 2 cups of mixture and press the rest into bottom of the pan.
  7. Melt the chocolate,condensed milk and cocoa powder in a double boiler on stove or in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until smooth and then add vanilla
  8. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over cookie layer
  9. Pour caramel evenly over chocolate layer
  10. Top with pecans
  11. Crumble remaining dough on top
  12. Bake for 30 minutes
  13. Allow to cool completely, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares.


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Marian December 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Looks delicious, I would like to take a bite right out of the screen :-)!
Happy Christmas to you and your family!

Nicole January 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Haha Thank you Marian. I hope your holidays were wonderful! :)

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