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Easy-to-make and deliciously decadent turtle bars

Are you ready for a decadent sweet treat that is easy to make, sturdy enough to travel well, and completely chewy and delicious?

Then today is your lucky day!

Here is a simple version of turtle bars…no candy thermometer needed, just bake up the crust, pour over it the easy filling and yummy toppings, and bake a bit longer. Done.

Cut them into squares when completely cooled, and pack them into a nice tin or goodie bag for gift giving or sharing at parties.


I made these Tuesday on East Texas News Midday. If you’d like to see that video, click right here. It was fun!

Decadent Turtle Bars:



2 cups plain flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 sticks butter, chopped into pieces


14 oz can condensed milk

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract


1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces or chips

1 cup toffee-chocolate baking pieces (like Heath pieces)


Heat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a food processor, pulse the flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and butter together to make a dough.

Press the dough into the bottom of the 9×13 dish.

Bake crust for 15 minutes.

Combine condensed milk, egg and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Pour over baked crust.

Top with pecans, chocolate, and toffee chips, and return to oven for about 25 minutes.

Cool completely before cutting and serving.


Christmas Turtle 2

Copyright 2013 Stephanie Hill Frazier. All rights reserved.


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