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Rich Caramel Pecan Bars

 Rich Caramel Pecan Bars
"These bars are so simple to fix, yet so delicious," assures Rebecca Wyke from Morganton, North Carolina. "You'll want to cut them small because the combination of caramel, chocolate and pecans makes them rich and sweet."
72 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press into a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and
  • pecans. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat caramel topping until
  • warmed. Drizzle over the top.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until chips are melted. Cool on
  • a wire rack. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 62 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.