Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

Butter Pecan Turtle Bars
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
222 Calories
17g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Caramel sauce is drizzled over pecans and a buttery shortbread crust. The delicious buttery bars are baked and then finished with the chocolate chips. This is a very easy recipe to prepare, and it's always a hit!

In the bars pictured, we made half of the recipe in an 8-inch baking dish.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4.

  3. Combine flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup butter; blend until crumbly. Pat mixture firmly onto bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.

  4. Sprinkle pecan halves over the unbaked crust. Set aside.

  5. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Drizzle hot the caramel mixture over pecans and crust.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until caramel layer is bubbly and crust edges are light brown. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips.

  7. Use a small offset spatula or butter knife to spread chips evenly as they melt. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • Substitute semisweet chocolate chips for the milk chocolate chips.