Turtle Cookie Bars


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup pecan halves
2 tsp salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped


In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, sugar, and butter.  Mix on medium speed until well combined.  Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.  In a small bowl, mix the pecan halves and salt together.  Layer the pecan halves over the crust. 
In a medium pan, cook the butter and brown sugar over medium high heat, until boiling. Cook for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.  Pour the mixture evenly over the pecans.
Place the pan in a 350F oven, and cook for 15 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the pecans.  Allow the chips to soften for a few minutes, then gently swirl the chocolate over the pecans.  Sprinkle with finely chopped pecans, and let cool for two hours.  Cut into bars, serve, and enjoy!