Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe

These rich bars really capture the flavor of pecan pie.


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Confectioners’ sugar, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla. Gradually add hot sugar mixture, stirring constantly.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  4. Spread into a greased 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs and edges are crisp.
  5. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired. Cut into bars.

Yield: 4 dozen.



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