Friday, March 16, 2007

Grab Bag Friday: Recipe for Turtle Bars

Here's a weekend treat for you. This is a super easy recipe I got out of Real Simple Magazine. It's a great one to make with kids (they can easily help pouring on the layers), and it is deeelicious! Hint: keep them in the fridge...the cooler & more set they get, the tastier they are.

Turtle Bars

2 cups flour
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (I use walnuts because they’re cheaper)
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup toffee-and-chocolate baking pieces, such as Heath or Skor (you can find these at the grocery in the chocolate chip section)

Heat oven to 350. Combine the flour, powdered sugar and butter and beat until a crumbly dough is formed. (This is cool. You beat it & it turns just to crumbles, and then all of a sudden in one instant it turns to dough. Don’t eat all the dough even though it is *yummy*.) Press the dough firmly into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake until just golden. about 13 minutes. Whisk together the condensed milk, egg and vanilla. Pour the filling over the baked crust. Sprinkle the nuts, chocolate chips, and toffee pieces evenly over the filling. Bake until the filling is set, the edges are golden brown, and the toffee is melted, about 25 minutes. Cool completely in the refrigerator, about 2 hours.


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