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Pecan Caramel Bars

 Pecan Caramel Bars
These butterscotchy bars bring back fond memories of my grandma who loved to spoil us with good food. Whenever I give these treats away or take them to a buffet, folks request the recipe.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until
  • mixture is crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
  • a wire rack. Sprinkle pecans over top.
  • In a microwave, melt caramels with cream; stir until smooth. Pour
  • over pecans and spread evenly. Combine chocolate and butterscotch
  • chips; spread over caramel layer.
  • Bake 5 minutes longer. Remove to wire rack. Run a knife through
  • melted chips to swirl; cool completely. Cut into bars. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 348 calories,

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Pecan Caramel Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.