Jul 31

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

Do you ever have a night that you just need to bake something?

I have those types of nights all the time. Sometimes it’s just because I need something sweet and sometimes it’s been “one of those days.” No matter the occasion I will never turn down the urge to bake.

The other night I had that urge because dinner just didn’t hit the spot. I rushed to get dinner on the table and felt like I shoveled down my food. I wanted some time to myself to bake. My husband is always willing to give me that time because he gets to reap the benefits as well. Those benefits turned into some scrumptious cookies.

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies

What you will need: flour, brown sugar, butter, pecan halves, salt, and chocolate chips

Yep this is a 5 ingredient cookie! I know what you are thinking. They look more like a “bar” but I’ve always called them cookies and that’s what I’m going with. 😉

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First, mix together the “crust,” 2 cups flour, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 stick of butter (softened) until crumbly. Press it firmly down into the bottom of your pan. You can use a square pan or a 9×13 but I like a thick crust and cookie so I like them in the square pan.

Place the pecans in a single layer over the crust.

Melt 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a saucepan until boiling. Boil for about a minute and then pour over the pecans. Sprinkle top with salt and Immediately place in oven for 20-25 minutes.

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies Pics

Once out of the oven, immediately top with chocolate chips. While it’s cooling the chocolate will start to melt and then finish it off with another sprinkle off chocolate chips (I like having some of the chips whole on top).


Now to the easy part: Digging in!


Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies Yum

These flavors work so well together. The caramel soaks into the crust and creates a gooey topping. The crunchy pecans add the best texture and the chocolate is…well, chocolate and these cookies hit the spot EVERY time!


What is your go-to sweet snack that makes everything better?




  • http://livingthegourmet.blogspot.com/ Lady Gourmet

    Dear Kat, These bars look irresistible! Sticky and sweet…how fun! Blessings, Catherine xo

  • The Casual Craftlete

    These look amazing! Love Butter Pecan Turtle anything! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Katie @ thecasualcraftlete.com

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Katie, I am all about turtle desserts. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lemon Tart

    Oh my, these look decadent.

  • Carrie This Home

    Really wish I could eat one of these now–they look so good! Your pictures are fabulous, too! Thanks for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Carrie! Wish I lived closer and I’d swing some by, thanks for hosting such an awesome party every week!

  • Renea (cupcake-n-bake)

    You should have called these heaven bars, because that’s what they look like! I’d be thrilled if you linked up to my party, Manic Monday.

    Renea – http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

  • Lynn Huntley

    Wow! Do these look Good:) I have a funny feeling if I made these I would eat the whole pan:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Lynn, I must say that my husband and I can demolish the whole pan and we end up fighting over pieces! I wouldn’t judge! Thanks for stopping by!

  • AlexWu

    I am the exact same way!! It can be 10 pm and I can’t fight my urge to bake. these bars look great and I love that they are 5-ingredient!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      I love knowing that I’m not the only person up baking in the middle of the night! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again!

  • Aubrey Cota

    These look amazing!!! I go straight to anything chocolate.

  • AnnMarie

    Oh, these are just my kind of cookie! Pinned! Visiting from You’re Gonna Love It and following you via Bloglovin’!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Hi AnnMarie! Thanks for the pin and stopping by to show some love!

  • Rachel Paxton

    Yummmm… These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Rachel! I love your party and so glad you stopped by, thanks for hosting

  • Erin- Table for 7

    these looks amazing.. I am making these very soon :) Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays Kat!!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Erin! I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for hosting such an awesome party every week! Have a great weekend!

  • rachelcotterill

    They look amazing, I’ll take two! 😉

  • Cindy Eikenberg

    Kat, these look AMAZING!!!! Wow! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our board and definitely sharing these on FB over the weekend! Have a great night and a happy weekend!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Cindy, I always love linking up with all your lovely women! Thanks for the sharing love and hope you have a great weekend!

  • Samantha @ Five Heart Home

    My husband’s favorite dessert is pecan pie, and these look even better! Going to have to add this recipe to my “must try” list…thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Same with my husband, he devours almost the whole pan of cookies! Hope you love them as much as we do! Have a great weekend Samantha!

  • evagallant

    OMG! those look delicious! and I just happen to have all the ingredients, I think. Will it work with semi-sweet choc. chips?

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Oh yeah! I’ve used all different kinds of chips before and semi-sweet usually melts better. Hope you enjoy them and thanks for stopping by!

  • Noreen

    I love Turtles! These would have to be an excellent Cookie! Thanks.

  • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends last week! This will be one of my features tomorrow 😉

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Awesome, thanks so much for the feature! Hope to link up again and become a regular at your party! Thanks for hosting an awesome party Jamie!

  • Nat D.

    I saw these featured – and now I know why. Wow!! I know what those ingredients mean – deliciousness!!! I’m going to pin these for later.

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Hi Nat! Thanks for pinning and stopping by to share some love! Have a great week!

  • Krista

    HOLY YUM! I love pecan pie so I know I will love this. The addition of
    the chocolate sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper
    Saturdays Kat! :)

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Krista! Thanks for hosting a new party! Can’t wait to become a regular! Have a great week!

      • Krista

        Absolutely! So excited to have you girl! Already pinned and sharing on social media.

        Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  • simplygloria1

    Yes, I have those kind of nights about every night! But especially on Wednesday nights, I bake something. Just so the milkman has a treat when he leaves my groceries on the front porch the next morning. I love this recipe…super easy! Pinning!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      I resist the urge to bake every night but I love that you have someone to cook for on Wednesdays, so cute that you have a real deal milkman 😉 Have a great week and thanks for hosting such a great party!

  • Krista thehappyhousie

    Oh my those look incredible! Thanks for sharing at Work it Wednesday – pinning this! Hope to see you back next week:)
    – Krista @ the happy housie

  • Jamie H

    Yum! These look amazing! I will definitely be trying them out- thanks for the recipe!

  • Jenn Kurkiewicz

    OMG!! YUM! YUM! I will be making these, pinning!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Ha, thanks for the pin Jenn! Have a great weekend!

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