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Million Dollar Pecan Bars

 Million Dollar Pecan Bars
Who wants to eat like a millionaire? Invest 15 minutes of your time, and enjoy a big payoff when you pull these rich bars of golden layered delight from the oven. —Laura Davis, Rusk, Texas
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package butter pecan cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • FILLING:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Add cake mix just until blended. Stir in oats. Press 3 cups
  • onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine milk and chips. Microwave,
  • uncovered, on high for 2 minutes; stir. Cook 1 to 2-1/2 minutes
  • longer or until chips are melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in
  • butter and vanilla until melted. Stir in pecans. Spread over crust.
  • Crumble remaining oat mixture; sprinkle over top. Bake at 350°

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Million Dollar Pecan Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • for 20-25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire
  • rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 436 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.