Turtle Candy Bars

Caramel Turtle Bars

These easy treat bars are a fun twist on a classic turtle candy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Turtle Candy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling 3 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 1000kcal


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup finely ground pecans
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 can dulce de leche
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted pecans
  • sea salt


  • To finely grind pecans, place ¼ cup chopped pecans in a blender or food processor and process until pecans become like flour. Remove and add to bowl with flour and powdered sugar. Whisk together.
  • Cut butter into tablespoons and add to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the mix until it because like coarse sand.
  • Line an 8x8 dish with parchment paper and press the flour and butter mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Spread pecans on a cookie sheet and place in the oven and roast for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • Pour dulce de leche into a medium sauce pan and bring to a low boil, stirring continuously for 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Pour over shortbread and let sit for 15-20 minutes until the caramel has cooled and set (I placed mine in the fridge to chill faster).
  • In a microwave safe bowl, pour chocolate chips and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Let cool slightly before pouring over caramel.
  • Once the chocolate has cooled, spread over caramel and top with roasted pecans. Sprinkle with sea salt and let sit for 3 hours until caramel and chocolate has set.
  • Remove from pan, slice and serve.


Calories: 1000kcal