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Turtle Bars

 Turtle Bars
This recipe of my mother's is a 'must make' for the holidays," reveals field editor Faye Hintz of Springfield, Missouri. "I always have good intentions of taking some to Christmas parties, but my family finishes them too soon!"
96 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • TOPPING
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Gradually add
  • flour; beat until crumbly. Press firmly into an ungreased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan. Arrange pecans over crust.
  • In a small heavy saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Bring to a
  • boil; boil for 1 minute or until smooth, stirring constantly. Pour
  • over pecans.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle
  • chocolate chips on top; Cool in pan on a wire rack for 3 minutes.
  • Spread chocolate but allow some chips to remain whole. Cool
  • completely; cut into small squares. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.