Caramel Turtle Bars
These easy treat bars are a fun twist on a classic turtle candy!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling 3 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
- 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.