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Toffee Turtle Squares

Here's an easy way to make turtle candy for a big group. These bars are very rich, so a little square will do ya. —Glenna Tooman, Boise, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons softened butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides.
  • Beat flour, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter until well blended (mixture will be dry and crumbly). Firmly press into prepared pan. Sprinkle pecans over flour mixture.
  • In a small saucepan, combine remaining butter and remaining brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stirring constantly, boil until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Carefully pour mixture over pecans. Bake until bubbly and edges start to brown, 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand until chocolate begins to melt; spread evenly. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with parchment, remove from pan. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 134 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • SJo80
    Sep 1, 2020

    Quick, easy, and so so good! The caramel sauce looks like it won't be enough but once it's cooked it's perfect. These really do taste like Turtles!

  • Hleis
    Jun 29, 2020

    I would recommend doubling the Carmel sauce. Wasn’t nearly enough to cover the entire pan

  • elvisfan73
    Nov 21, 2019

    Great, easy to make recipe! I took it to a Thanksgiving potluck at work and everyone who tried it liked it! I threw it in the fridge to set the chocolate faster. Next time I would use milk chocolate chips instead semi-sweet!

  • lvarner
    Oct 1, 2018

    This recipe was quite easy to make, and the end result tasted delicious! It's amazing how good these taste, given how few ingredients there are. It's hard to beat this flavor combination!

  • rschreckenghost
    Jul 1, 2018

    Cannot read recipe due to large black text box popping up on left side of screen. Very annoying. Don't mind paying for a subscription but resent the black ad box preventing me from reading the recipe.

  • delowenstein
    Oct 2, 2017

    I made these squares on 9/21/17 and I did 1 change-I chilled the bars once the chocolate was melted and spread over the toffee mixture. The other 2 reviewers have summed up that this recipe is a keeper and I agree! Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor

  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 2, 2017

    This recipe covers all of the bases. All yummy things rolled into one. Layers of chocolate and toffee piled on top of a buttery pecan hot crust to melt and mend.Truly awesome. I made 1/2 of the recipe. Baked in an 8x8 " square pan. Baked for about 23 minutes. And no parchment paper .Cut and baked perfectly.I hope to see more reviews on this newly found little gem.Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor!Don't lose out! It's a must try!

  • BeckyinVA
    Sep 9, 2017

    Great recipe that only requires 5 ingredients but has BIG flavor. Took these to a picnic tonight and everyone loved them. I didn't have any to bring home. This recipe is a keeper!!