Turtle Bar Bites

Lately I’ve been depriving my client contacts at work…they haven’t gotten any treats since my Brûléed Meyer Lemon Cookies! So I decided to make something sweet for them this week. I love recipes that are bars, because you can easily alter the size and quantity to fit your needs. In my case, this means I can make TONS of bite sized treats so that everyone can have one 😀 I also loved that this recipe only uses 5 ingredients, which included:

Crust:

2 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup softened butter
6 oz. walnut halves

Topping:

2/3 cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
10 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips

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I began by preheating my oven to 350°F, and greased a 9 x 13 inch glass pan. I then place the flour, sugar, and butter in a bowl and blended until the mixture was coarse and crumbly. I pressed this mixture into my pan, arranged the walnuts over the flour mixture, then set the pan aside.

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In a small sauce pan, I melted the butter and brown sugar.  I brought this to a boil for 30 seconds, and made sure to stir constantly to make sure the mixture was fully combined.  I removed this mixture from heat and then pour it over my walnut-covered crust. I let this bake for about 20 minutes, then removed it from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Next I put the pan back into oven for about a 1 minute.  I then took the pan out and let it cool, and used an offset spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer. Once the bars were completely cool, I cut them into small squares.

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These were delicious! They have a beautiful cross section, and they taste like a little piece of heaven.

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