Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars

Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars
Addictive you won’t be able to stop at one.
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Serves: 36 bars
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Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • For the Caramel
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. To make the crust:
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, and butter, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9″x 13″x 2" baking pan.
  4. Place pecans evenly over top of crust.
  5. To make the topping:
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Combine butter and brown sugar in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Continue stirring and allow mixture to boil for 1 minute. Pour evenly over crust and pecans.
  8. Bake 18-22 minutes, until caramel layer is bubbly. Be sure not to overbake.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and allow to melt slightly. Swirl chocolate chips over the crust. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Notes
For variety add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of vanilla to the crust . To lessen the calories you could substitute Splenda brown sugar and sugar free chocolate.

 

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