Caramel 'N Chocolate Pecan Bars
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Caramel 'N Chocolate Pecan Bars

These chocolate pecan bars are baked with brown sugar, butter, pecans and chocolate to make unbelievably scrumptious bars.

The Story Behind the Recipe
36
bars
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup pecan halves

Caramel Layer

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Chocolate

1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients except pecans in bowl. Beat at medium speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  3. STEP 3

    Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Place pecans evenly over unbaked crust.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until entire surface of mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour evenly over pecans and crust.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 18-22 minutes or until entire caramel layer is bubbly. (Do not overbake.) Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chips; allow to melt slightly. Swirl chips leaving some whole for a marbled effect.

  6. STEP 6

    Cool completely; cut into bars.

Tip #1

Store at room temperature in loosely covered container.

Nutrition

160Calories
10Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
70Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  November 16, 2017

definitely delicious, my sons gobbled them up.

— says jennifer
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ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  April 28, 2017

I just made this recipe. It came on the butter container. Anyhow, it is delicious and easy. I did double the caramel because it didn't seem to cover the whole thing. I put it in the refrigerator for an hour and it was easy to cut. I highly recommend it!

— says Leslie
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  December 14, 2016

We first saw this recipe on a Land O' Lakes butter package over 20 years ago. My Mother and I have made these every year for the holidays since. Thank you Land O' Lakes for keeping this recipe and sharing it with everyone.

— says Becky
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  November 26, 2016

everyone loves it! perfect as the recipe states. Rich and yummy!

— says DebiDesigns
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  November 10, 2016

The crust on this ended up being harder than I thought it would. I reduced the butter a little bit and it came out softer,crumblier, but softer. I also added vanilla, a pinch of salt and 2 Tbs of milk to the caramel mixture. I added about 30 more seconds to the time because of the milk. Watch it close so it doesn't get grainy. I don't add any chips when baking. They don't melt. So I use some easy chocolate candy coating chocolate you can microwave and drizzle over the top. Ok, so I pretty much re-wrote the recipie but it is a good base and tasty.

— says Phoebe
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