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Turtle Pecan Pie Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie, pecan pie bars, pie bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 296kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Caramel Layer

  • 11 oz Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Diamond of California Nuts chopped pecans

Pecan Pie Filling

  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.

Crust

  • Combine all crust ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press crumbs into bottom of the lined baking dish, making sure the crust is even.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes on wire rack.

Caramel Layer

  • Microwave caramels and heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl on high for two minutes. Stir until completely melted.
  • Set aside 1/4 cup of caramel mixture to drizzle on top of bars later.
  • Stir in pecans and pour over cooled crust.

Pecan Pie Filling

  • Combine corn syrup, eggs, sugars, butter, and vanilla in mixing bowl and blend until well combined.
  • Stir in chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Pour over caramel layer.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bars are set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting and serving.
  • Drizzle reserved caramel sauce over the top of bars if desired. Caramel may need to be warmed up in the microwave until it reaches a thinner consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg