Baked Goods, Desserts, Recipes

Turtle Cookie Bars


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 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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Recipe by Nicole Course: Baked Goods, Desserts, Recipes


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  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cup quick oats (quick works better than old fashioned here)

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 3/4 cup melted chocolate (for drizzle)


  • Pre heat oven 350 degrees
  • Coat a 9X13 pan (I used a glass Pyrex one and it was Perfection).
  • Cream butter,sugar and brown sugar together till creamy and fluffy.
  • Add in egg and mix till incorporated. Add flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix in oats (you the mixer complains you can use a pastry blender)
  • Put aside 2 cups of mixture and press the rest into bottom of the pan.
  • 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
  • Spread chocolate mixture evenly over cookie layer
  • Pour caramel evenly over chocolate layer
  • Top with pecans
  • Crumble remaining dough on top
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares.


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

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