Gooey Turtle Bars

Gooey Turtle Bars

A layer of caramel.  A layer of chocolate.  A layer of pecans.  How can you go wrong with that?

A friend of mine gave me a recipe for Turtle Brownies probably 15 years ago.  I’ve never made them.  The other day I ran across the recipe, but didn’t have the right ingredients.  No problem.  I altered the recipe liberally and came up with Gooey Turtle Bars.  Very yummy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 jar caramel sauce

Mix the cake mix with butter and milk.  Pour half the batter into a 9×13 pan.  Spread it out with a spatula.  Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pull the cake out of the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.  Add the pecans.  Pour the caramel over the top of all of it as evenly as you can.  Add the rest of the batter.  Spread it with a spatula to cover as much of the surface as possible.  It might not be totally covered and that’s okay.

Bake it again for 20 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting.

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  1. Add these to my must make list… yummy!

  2. Anonymous says:

    These sound DeLiCiOuS! They remind me of a dessert bar I used to make but have lost the recipe, I think they were called Goodbye Dollies… oh they were scrumptious.

  3. Oh these look DeLiCiOuS! They remind me of a dessert bar I used to make, but lost the recipe long ago – I think they were called Goodbye Dollies… (because they didn’t last long!)… oh they were scrumptious.

  4. Oh my! Those sound amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Umm we both did something turtle today LOL you bars look so good.

  6. I make a recipe very similar to these that uses condensed milk rather than caramel sauce. They are rich and delicious.

  7. Perfect! I always have a ton of cake mix around and look for recipes to use it with. Thanks!

  8. I took these to a party and EVERYONE wanted the receipe….I thought it was a bit to much caramel..they never fully set up but the ladies LOVED them! Thanks. Making again tonight!

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  10. Seeing this makes me realize I need to go through your older recipes!


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