For the caramel bits in this recipe, I used some leftover caramel that I had made, put into a jar and chilled- I then chopped up the fudge-like textured caramel. The recipe for that is the one I used for the alternative chocolate 'mince pies'.
Recipe from Chocolate, Chocolate and More
Magic Turtle Bars
280g (2 cups) digestives/vanilla biscuits
113 (½ cup) unsalted butter, melted
300g millk chocolate, chopped
300g caramel bits
220g (2 cups) pecans, coarsely chopped
1 can condensed milk
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/mark 4. Line a 9x13 inch pan with baking paper, leaving a slight overhang.
2. For the base, crush the biscuits in a food processor, add the butter and process until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
3. Layer half the chocolate chips, the caramel bits and most of the pecans over the base, followed by the remaining chocolate chips and pecans. Drizzle the condensed milk evenly over the top, then bake for 25-30 minutes, until beginning to turn golden. Cool completely, then cut into pieces.