Turtle Bar Bites

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by Chris on February 20, 2012

golosità per i dolci/sweet tooth
Quick post today, as I get ready for the week, then head out of town for work.

After a brief stay as we recovered after the holidays,  The Secret Recipe Club is back.  You might have seen the earlier postings, Group A on February 6 and Group B on February 13. Today is Group C’s reveal day! Our group’s hostess, Angela of Big Bear’s Wife always seems to send me fantastic blogs for me to peruse.  This month’s assignment, from Chapel Hill to Chickenville, was wonderful to check out.  Aimee has a plethora of recipes, as well as fun tips and tricks for family fun.

Secret Recipe Club
Looking through her posts, I bookmarked several of Aimee’s dishes, including her Burrito Bowl, Toralene Casserole (that I would make with soy ground), and her Butternut Squash Risotto. But, since I am trying to keep with an emphasis on baking, I whipped up a batch of her “Sick Good” Turtle Bars.  When all was said and done, I realized that the bars were really similar to my Macadamia Nut bars. The change in nuts was a delicious change and I am excited I chose these bars.

I went about making these a little differently, leaving the pecans halved and spreading the chocolate, rather than scatter. Also, as with recipes that call for sifting, “cutting” butter into a recipe is not a step I enjoy in baking. I only sift or cut when I notice a huge difference in the end result.  For instance, pie dough and scones are two recipes I will take the time to cut the butter into the flour. If not, the end result will be tough and unappetizing. With bar cookies, however, I don’t bother.

Regardless of the little changes I made, these are sure to please any sweet tooth.  Enjoy!



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{ 24 comments }

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes February 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM

This is my kind of dessert. Rich and delicious and quick to put together. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos February 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

These look positively perfect! I love that the ingredient list is fairly short. A great SRC pick!

Aimee @ Chickenville February 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Your photos are wonderful! You can tell from my original post, I didn’t really know how to take photos back then, but I’m getting better. Next time I make these I’m going to skip the “cutting” part and see what happens…seems it worked perfectly for you and would definitely save time. I’m gonna go check out your other recipes.

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite February 20, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Wow, what a great pick! So many delicious desserts that are really making me want to pretend weight watchers doesn’t exist! I love this!!

Kelly February 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Great choice for SRC, these look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! :)

Erin @ Making Memories February 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

These looks wonderful! Great SRC pick!!!

Joan Hayes@chocolate and more February 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Saw these on Pinterest, they look amazing!

Eliot February 20, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I had Aimee’s site in November. I love to still drop by and visit. Great recipe for SRC. Glad to be in Group C with ya’!

Jo February 20, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I love a good simple dessert, these look like they fit the bill exactly. I am going to have to check out your macadamia nut bars too!

Joanne February 20, 2012 at 5:41 PM

WOWIE do those look good!!!!

Rhonda February 20, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Pure decadence! Perfect for anybodies sweet tooth!

Kate February 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

What a great, simple dessert. I agree with Rhonda….it is perfect for the sweet tooth. Excellent SRC choice.

Cara February 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

These look absolutely heavenly!

beti February 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I also do that with butter! and btw the bars look amazing, the minor changes really made a difference but they still look good

Lisa~~ February 20, 2012 at 8:35 PM

So rich, delicious and decadent looking, wish I was tasting one.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

cindy February 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

And I do have a sweet tooth so I’m sure these would be a hit. Great SRC pick, have a wonderful week.

Trisha February 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Super yum, can’t wait to try these! Visiting you from Group B!

Kate February 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Such perfect layers!

Liz February 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Oh, man, these look amazing!!! I zeroed right in on these beauties out of all the SRC photos :)

Angie @ Bigbearswife February 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I could go for a few of those this morning!

Brittany @WeHeartVegan February 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Oh boy! Another sweet one I’m adding to my “make list” from group C’s reveal!! This one looks so simple and fantastic. And also easily veganized! Thank you!!

Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } February 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Delish! I would have such hard time limiting to just one. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

Teri @ The Freshman Cook February 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Absolutely delicious looking! i love this recipe! Pure extravagance!

SallyBR February 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Congrats on getting the most popular recipe of your group!
Awesome job!

but, I gotta say those are some amazing looking bars! Do they happen to have calories? 😉

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