California Walnut Turtle Squares
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - Dessert lovers will rave when you serve these nutty caramel bars on the sweet table. Or, package some into a pretty festive tin for a gift with a personal touch.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour 500 mL
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar 125 mL
- 3/4 cup butter, softened 175 mL
- 2 1/2 cups California Walnut halves 625 mL
- 25 caramels
- 1 tbsp 18% cream 15 mL
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips 175 mL
medium bowl, mix together flour and sugar; blend in butter until crumbly. Press
into ungrease$ 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) pan, lined with heavy-duty foil. Spread
walnuts in one layer over dough.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 20 to 25
minutes, or until walnuts are lightly toasted and base is lightly browned on
edges. Remove from oven; set aside. In medium saucepan, combine unwrapped
caramels and cream.
Warm over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until
caramels melt. Immediately drizzle caramel mixture over nuts. Scatter chocolate
chips over top; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Swirl through chocolate with knife;
allow to cool before cutting into bars.
Serving Size: Makes about 4 dozen squares