Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars

Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars

Love chocolate and caramel? Indulge in decadent bars made easily with a cookie mix.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

bars

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.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How To
To microwave caramels (for step 2), place caramels and milk in 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave uncovered on Medium-High (70%) 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 30 to 60 seconds longer, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth.
How To
Use a wet, sharp knife to cut bars easily.
Substitution
Use your favorite nut for the pecans.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 24g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.