Salted Caramel Turtle Bars are a traditional favorite that I always make at Christmas. I’ve just updated them this year because I love salted caramel so much. I had to try it and am really glad I did. The salt really brings out the caramel flavor.
These are really easy to make. The one thing I’ve learned over the years, is to not over bake them. If you do, the caramel gets hard and they become difficult to cut nice. So don’t forget them after they are in the oven! Yeah, I did that once or maybe even twice…
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Salted Caramel Turtle Bars
2 C flour
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter, at room temperature
1 C butter
1 1/2 C brown sugar
3 Tbsp corn syrup
2 C pecans
1 tsp Kosher salt or any large grained salt
1-2 C chocolate chips (amount depends on how much chocolate you are craving)
Preheat oven to 350°
Mix crust ingredients in mixer bowl at medium speed until well mixed and dough forms fine particles. With hands pat dough into a 9 x 13 pan.
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix butter, syrup and brown sugar for caramel. Bring to a boil; boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
Sprinkle nuts over crust; pour caramel over all. Sprinkle with salt.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes, until surface bubbles. Do not over bake, the entire surface does not need to have bubbles. I take the pan out when about 50% of the surface has bubbles.
Immediately after removing from oven pour chocolate chips evenly over all.
Let stand briefly to melt then spread chocolate with a smooth knife.
Cool, cut into squares.