Caramel Candy Bars Recipe
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Caramel Candy Bars Recipe

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You’ll love these delicious, buttery bars. They’re so rich that a small portion may be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth—but don’t expect many leftovers!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 243 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in flour until blended. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt caramels and butter with milk until smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and pecans. Spread over crust.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over caramel layer. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Candy Bars in Country Extra January 2008, p51

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BrownieQueen2 User ID: 1836231 99537
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"This is a great recipe - tastes just like Twix bars! I did not have any trouble with them being sticky or too sweet. The crust made a nice balance so it wasn't too sweet. I like these way better than the recipes that use crackers as a crust for mock Twix bars and this crust was easy to make."

tbneumann User ID: 2401487 154864
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This was so amazing!! Yes it's sweet, but that's what I was looking for!"

GRAMMAJG User ID: 1015410 209194
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"YES BERRYMO48,i found the bars to be sticky and very sweet,its like they should have been baked or something to get more of a crunch to them so they set up better,we really didn't like them because they were way too sweet,i'm going to try cooking the caramel longer or baking them for a few min. ca't hurt anything ,live and learn from trial and error they say."

berrymo48 User ID: 1557348 98081
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"I noticed that the caramel layer was quite sticky after being in the refrigerator for over 4 hours. Did anyone else have this problem."

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