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Caramel Pecan Bars

Caramel Pecan Bars

When you bite into  Caramel Pecan Bars you can't help but marvel at the flavors and texture .  It's genius, you can't eat just one, it's like..wait let me taste that again...and well... maybe just one MORE bite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramelpecanbars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Author Mary Malone


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 package caramels 11 ounces, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 13x9 inch baking pan lined with foil that is lightly greased
  • Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Mix brown sugar,
  • butter, eggs, vanilla and pecans in large bowl until well blended. Add flour mixture; mix well. Reserve 1 cup of the batter. Spread remaining batter into lightly greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 Place the milk and unwrapped caramels in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Stir until caramels have melted. Cool 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Pour over baked layer in pan,spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges. Drop reserved 1 cup batter by spoonfuls over caramel layer. Cut through batter with knife several times for marbled effect.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan. Cut into bars.