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 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 154864
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

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

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 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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