Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ooey Gooey Goodness!

Cloe's school has parent teacher conferences coming up, and I signed up to bring a jumbo tray of cookies and bars for the teachers. Seems easy...but it actually feels like this stressful display of my baking ability! Seriously, if you make something good, you get this little glow of fame in the school with the teachers. Who doesn't want to be loved by teachers? Yes, you guessed it: I always tried to be the teacher's favorites and it's still there!
Here's a recipe I found yesterday. Does this sound good to you? Let me know if you have any knock 'em out good recipes for cookies and bars!

Ooey-Gooey Turtle Bars

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
3 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 jar (12.25 oz) Caramel Ice Cream Topping
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (16 squares)

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Press cookie dough evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
2. Sprinkle 1 cup of the chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups of the pecans over dough; lightly press into dough. Set aside.
3. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, caramel topping and graham cracker crumbs. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour over crust in pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups pecans.
4. Bake 25 to 32 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown and pecans are lightly toasted. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes; loosen sides from pan, but do not cut. Cool completely, about 3 hours longer. (For firmer bars, let stand an additional 2 hours.) For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.


peter marie said...

YUM! There was a similar bar to this at Central's cafeteria. Seriously, that college has got some good food! Anyways, they were my favorite. I got one EVERY time they had them.
Let us know how they turn out!

Jenn said...

Those sound very yummy, I would like to eat one.