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Caramel Candy Bars

 Caramel Candy Bars
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!
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • CARAMEL LAYER:
  • 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
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.