Easy Dessert: Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars

by Kelsey Norwood

in Family,Food


I recently got the Betty Crocker Cookies and Bars magazine and I’ve been relying on it every time I need a sweet something. I’ve found some real winners that I’ll share this week. Here’s the first:

Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars


{photo from BettyCrocker.com}


1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
24 caramels, unwrapped
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup pecan halves
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

1.    Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, egg and 1/2 cup chopped pecans until soft dough forms. Press evenly in ungreased 8-inch square pan. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until golden brown.
2.    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
3.    Carefully spread melted caramels evenly over warm bars; sprinkle with pecan halves. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
4.    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

This recipe is super easy and fast, so if you need something in a hurry, try this one!


1 Bethany October 14, 2009 at 9:07 am

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. I am now drooling a la Homer Simpson…..

2 Sharla October 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

Ooh, those look yummy! I may have to try some…Thanks for sharing!

3 June Hardy October 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Good Information in this Blog. Keep up the good work!

Success Grandma

4 valeriemcdaniel198777 June 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

this looks good i am going to try it. hope its good

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