Caramel Candy Bars
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 243 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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.
Nov 29, 2011
This was so amazing!! Yes it's sweet, but that's what I was looking for!
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.
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.