Turtle Squares

A decadent recipe of turtle squares with caramel, pecans, chocolate on a cookie crust. Easy instructions for how to make this dessert that tastes like candy Turtles.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 squares


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cup pecan halves , toasted
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Mix flour, 1 cup brown sugar, and 3/4 cup butter in processor until well blended and crumbly. Press mixture evenly into an ungreased 13x9 cake pan.
  • Bake in a 350F oven for 15 minutes. The crust should be golden and puff up a bit. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, bring remaining 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup butter, and cream to boil in small saucepan over medium high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Spread the pecans over crust and pour the caramel over the pecans. Bake at 350F until bubbles form and color darkens, about 24-26 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Wait a few minutes for the chocolate chips to melt. With a knife or spatula, spread the chocolate evenly across the top. Once cooled cut into squares.