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1 hr 10 mins
Love chocolate and caramel? Indulge in decadent bars. Chocolate chip bar cookies with a caramel, chocolate, pecan topping.
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- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided use
- 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 24 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 3/4 cup pecan halves
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 1Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 2Using electric mixer, in a medium bowl, cream butter, brown and white sugars, then egg and vanilla.
- 3In another bowl, stir together, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
- 4Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well until a soft dough forms.
- 5Stir in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped pecans. Mix until chocolate chips and chopped pecans are evenly distributed in cookie dough.
- 6Press cookie dough evenly into bottom of an ungreased, 8-inch square baking pan.
- 7Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
- 8Meanwhile, in a 1-quart saucepan on stove top, heat 24 caramels and 1 Tbs milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
- 9Carefully spread melted caramels evenly over warm cookie bars and sprinkle with pecan halves. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
- 10In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp shortening uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over cookie bars. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
- 11For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
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Nutritional Facts for Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars
Serving Size: 1 (65 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 295.9
- Calories from Fat 149
- Total Fat 16.6 g
- Saturated Fat 6.5 g
- Cholesterol 29.6 mg
- Sodium 142.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 36.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 25.7 g
- Protein 3.3 g