January 6, 2011

Turtle Graham Bars

I am so sorry that I am posting this.  Seriously.  You will HATE me after you try your first bite.  You will want to keep eating it and eating it.  So here is what you do...make it, eat half of it and then send the rest to your work or hubby's work.  There...problem solved and your welcome!  There....don't say I didn't WARN you!  
I got this candy/bar cookie from my friend Lindsay...I called her after my first bite and demanded the recipe.  So I guess you need to blame her...or Food Network for posting the recipe.  Ok...on to the deliciousness... 

 You line your rimmed cookie sheet with foil and then line it with some good ole Graham Crackers.
 Then you make this rediculously good caramel sauce with butter, brown sugar, pecans and a pinch of salt.  You let it boil into this gooey sauce and pour/spoon it over the graham crackers...yes, it seeps in the cracks, but that makes it that much better:)  Then you bake it for a bit so it gets a little hard.
 After it cools a bit, you melt some DARK chocolate and spread it on top.  Let it cool down and then sprinkle some sea salt or regular salt on top...so we have that salty/sweet thing going on.
 You end up with this...
 Just look at that toffee!
Pure heaven...go ahead...forget your New Year's Resolution...you will in a few days anyway:)  GO MAKE THIS!!

Turtle Graham Bars
Source: Food Network

14-15 Graham Crackers
1 c. unsalted butter
1 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
salt, to taste
12 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil (maybe spray with Pam...I didn't...and was ok though, you choose) or a silicone mat.

Put the butter, brown sugar, pecans, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Pour the butter mixture evenly over the graham crackers and bake for 11-15 minutes (I did it for 11 minutes).  Remove and set aside.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl placed over simmering water (I put mine in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time).  Pour the chocolate over the toffee-covered graham crackers and spread evenly.  Let set up a bit and sprinkle salt on top.  (If you do it too soon you won't see the salt, but if you wait too long the salt won't stick.)  Chill completely in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.  Cut into bars with a serrated knife.


  1. These sound great! I make a similar one with saltines, but I bet graham crackers are really yummy!

  2. I've bee trying to be good, but you're not making it easy!! These sound delicious.:) I think last time we had you over for dinner you brought a salad. Don't know what I was thinking. Next time you're bringing dessert!

  3. I can't wait to try these. I am seriously so excited. I love the double chocolate cookie bars so much. I am sure these are just as good.