Pecan Caramel Turtle Bars

barbara lentz


A staple for Christmas


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10 Min
25 Min



  • 14 Tbsp
    butter melted
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c

  • 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 12 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 3 1/2 oz
    good quality dark chocolate

How to Make Pecan Caramel Turtle Bars


  1. For the crust
    Line a 9x13 pan with foil and let it hang over the sides for easy removal. and spray with cooking spray. Melt the butter and add the brown sugar, salt and flour. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Freeze for 10 minutes. Preheat oven 325 degrees Bake the crust for 25 minutes until browned. Remove from the oven.
  2. Sprinkle the pecans over the crust. Set aside.
  3. For the caramel topping
    In a heavy saucepan bring the brown sugar, cream, butter, corn syrup, and salt to a boil. Cook until candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees Pour over top the crust and smooth it with a spatula. Let cool at least 2 hours until hardened.
  4. For the ganache
    In a small saucepan add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Finely chop the chocolate and add the the heavy cream. Let sit for 3 minutes then stir until smooth. Pour over top the caramel layer.
  5. Place in the fridge and let harden then cut into squares.

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About Pecan Caramel Turtle Bars

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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