If it's bake sale time around your neck of the woods, this recipe is a sure-fire seller. My friend Ann made these for me a few kids back and my husband immediately declared them "sick good" because they are beyond yummy. I've made them for other new moms and at bake sales and everyone loves them. It's an easy recipe and you probably have the ingredients on hand. I have separated the recipe into two parts only to make it easier, but they are mainly the same items (butter and sugar).
"Sick Good" Turtle Bars
(makes 20 generous squares)
2 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c softened butter
1 c pecans or almonds, coarsely chopped
2/3 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first three ingredients together with two knives or a pastry cutter til it looks coarse and crumbly. Then press mixture into a 9x13 pan. (If you want to save a step, you can combine the mixture right in the 9x13 pan - one less thing to wash.) Top your flour mixture with pecans.
Melt 2/3 c butter with 1/2 c brown sugar in microwave (watch this so it doesn't boil over or burn). It takes about three 45 second bursts (with stirring in between each time) to get it all melted together. Pour the hot butter/ sugar over the pecans and base. Bake for 20 mins. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let cool in pan completely and then cut into squares.