Thursday, January 9, 2014

Easy Caramel Pecan Bars

These are not gourmet, but great if you need an easy last-minute dessert

-Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks (12 Tablespoons) cold butter, sliced into pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecans
12 oz jar caramel ice cream topping, warmed until pourable
11.5 oz bag milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.  Cut in butter until you have a blended, crumbly mixture.  Evenly sprinkle over the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 pan.  Press firmly to make a crust.  Sprinkle pecans evenly over the crust and drizzle with the caramel topping.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the caramel is bubbling all over.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with entire bag of chocolate chips.  Let stand for 5 minutes, then carefully spread the melted chips over the surface of the bars.  Cool until chocolate is set, then cut into squares.

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