Caramel Pecan Dream Bars
Dazzling decadent Pecan Pie Bar (Caramel Bar) Recipe, the perfect combination of cookie and pie! Also a fantastic recipe for the holidays that are approaching!
THE festive recipe you need to impress your guests, or just to treat yourself!
Delicious and above all much too simple to make, this recipe is a tribute to the traditional pecan pie. The ingredient that makes all the difference, our caramel!
I’m so excited to share my Caramel Pecan Bars recipe with you today. They are sooooo good, guys. SO GOOD.
FOR THE CRUST :
•1 box yellow cake mix
•1/3 cup soft margarine
FOR THE FILLING :
•1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
•1 cup pecans, chopped
•1/2 cup bits o’ brickle baking chips
These little beauties came into existence for several reasons…
First, I love the general nutty-sweet flavor, but despise the gelatinous texture of classic pecan pie. Surely there had to be a way to get around this.
Second, I recently decided I like pies better in bar-form so they can be cut into squares and picked up like cookie bars.
Third, I decided that as long as I was going to try to make pecan pie in cookie bar form, I might as well use cookie dough as the crust.
Fourth, I determined caramel should be involved. Well, because caramel should be involved in nearly every dessert, in my humble opinion.
➔ Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
➔ Mix together the cake mix, margarine, and egg and press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
➔ Pour filling ingredients (sweetened condensed milk, pecans, bits o’ brickle) over the base and bake 25-30 minutes. Let cool before cutting. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG WILL THESE BARS LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
These pecan pie bars can stay in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Or keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
CAN I KEEP THEM IN THE FREEZER?
Yes, these caramel bars can be stored in the freezer. Just make sure to wrap them well, then thaw them out in the fridge overnight before serving.