Caramel Pecan Bars

Caramel Pecan Bars

Caramel Pecan Bars

This Caramel Pecan Bar Recipe makes a dessert that tastes like pecan pie.  By toasting the pecans first, you achieve a great nutty flavor surrounded by a chewy carmel .  The recipe is simple to make and is sure to be a family favorite!

  • 3 1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 c flour
  • 2/3 c powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c butter, cubed (not softened)
  • 1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 2/3 c butter
  • 3T whipping cream

Line bottom and sides of a 13×9 pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing 2-3 inches to extend over sides; lighlty grease foil.  Arrange pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Bake pecans at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.  Remove from oven to wire rack.  Cool Completely.  Pulse flour, powdered sugar and 3/4 c better in a food processor 5-7 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool completely on a wire rack.  Bring brown sugar and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a 3 qt saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir in toasted pecans and spoon hot filling evenly into crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.  Remove from oven to wire rack and cool completely.  Lift baked bars from pan, using aluminum foil sides as handles.  Cut into serving sized bars.

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