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Sunday, May 10, 2015

OoeyGooeyGoodness aka Turtle Bars

Here at Quince Cottage, we frequently find culinary inspiration on Pinterest, or sometimes on cooking shows. This recipe was part of a cookie swap at KitchenEtc. a cooking/dining store Rhiann worked at ages ago. The store has since gone out of business, but the recipes live on!

Here's what's to love: a handful of ingredients, easy to make (honestly the hardest thing is unwrapping all those caramels), and decadently delicious.

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
We brought some over to our neighbors Greg and Penny, and Penny was pretty sure Greg would abandon his gluten-free lifestyle for a taste of these.

Ooey Gooey Turtle Bars Recipe

14 oz. caramels (we had to buy 2 bags since 1 bag had only 11 oz.)
1/3 + 1/2 C evaporated milk
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 C butter
1 pkg. (18 oz. or so) German chocolate cake mix
1 C chopped pecans

1. Melt caramels and 1/3 C of the milk together in top part of double boiler, stirring often
2. Combine cake mix, softened butter, and 1/2 C evaporated milk in a bowl until mix holds together. Stir in pecans, then press in bottom of greased 13 x 9 baking pan
3. Bake cake mixture for 6 minutes in 350 degrees
4. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
5. Pour melted caramel mixture over the cake mixture.
6. Spread remaining cake mix over the top and bake 15-18 minutes.
7. Let cool before cutting to serve.

And here they are! They taste just as fabulous as they look.

Ooey Gooey Turtle Bars © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
You want to get closer, don't you? Okay.

Ooey Gooey Turtle Bars © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Happy Mother's Day for those of you celebrating. May you spend it in a beautiful place, surrounded by love and good food!

Stop by Quince Cottage for our upcoming posts on terrier-proofing a backyard, curtainless window treatments, and more good stuff!

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