These turtle bars weren't actually on my original shortlist for this year's holiday baking; however, I had received so many compliments on them last year that I decided to bring them back by popular demand.
What make these bars so awesome is the incredibly gooey caramel. There are strings of caramel all over the place as you bite into a square. And the caramel itself is deliciously creamy with the addition of condensed milk—an almost cheater’s version of dulce de leche.
If you’re a big fan of salty and sweet, like me, sprinkle some Maldon sea salt all over just after you’ve pulled the pan out of the oven. And word of advise to you—these definitely disappear fast, so be sure to hide a piece or two away for yourself. ;-)
These bars are yet another Alice Medrich masterpiece, from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies. You can find the recipe here.
Follow along with my Twelve Cookies of Christmas.