In this recipe:

based on 25 reviews
This Looks YUMMY!
30 min.
58 min.
32 bars

Smurtles are for you if you enjoy turtle candies. You’ll like this wonderful bar cookie which is a twist on the classic favorite. Christine Boren of Provo, UT created this recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) vanilla caramels
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
Store Locator »
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add melted butter; stir until well combined. Press half of mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

COMBINE caramels and whipping cream in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Sprinkle morsels over baked crust. Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over the chocolate morsels. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over caramel layer.

BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until top is light brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

What did you think? Share Your Review »



Thank you for reviewing this recipe.


Yummy Smurtles

These was sooo easy to make and very good.I make this for my lady night meeting.They said that this was so perfect and with a cup of coffee they just love.they want me to bake for them next month.I definatey will be makeing this agane.

- patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

Best Cookies EVER!

I love these and so did everyone who tasted them when I made them. I think they actually taste better the 2nd day. When they first come out of the oven (after cooling a bit) they're good but the next day they were great! I like to warm them up for 6-7 seconds in the microwave - YUMMY! I agree that it could use more caramel but it isn't necessary!

- Danielle Arnold from Gilberts, IL

SOOO Good!!

Not only are these easy to make, but they are so good. Every time I take them to a potluck or family gathering there are none left. Great if you love chocolate and caramel. Sometimes messy to eat but still worth it.

- Janelle Ritter from SAINT JOHNS, MI


These are so easy to make and I get rave reviews every time. Instead of taking the time to melt the caramels and the cream, I substitute caramel ice cream topping. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

- R. Mesa from PLAINFIELD, IL


This is a super recipe. Not only are these delicous but they are easy to make. Next time I make these I might add some chopped pecans.

- Christina Austin from HAMILTON, OH

See More Reviews

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/32 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 32

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Calories from Fat: 100
  • Total Fat: 12g (18% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (33% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 115mg (5% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (10% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 21g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

BYE BYE BYE is packing its bags
— yep, and its recipes — and
moving over to
Don’t miss out!

Thank you!

Your email address has been added to the monthly newsletter subscription list.