Brownie Caramel Pecan Bars
Makes 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 min.
Baking Time 20 min.
- 1/2 - cup sugar
- 2 - Tablespoons butter or
- 2 - Tablespoons water
- 2 - cups (12-ounces package)
Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
- 2 - eggs
- 1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 - cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 - teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 - teaspoon salt
- Caramel Topping (recipe below)
- 1 - cup pecan pieces
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line
9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of
pan; grease and flour foil.
In a medium saucepan, combine
sugar, butter and water. Cook over low heat, stirring
constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat; immediately
add 1 cup chocolate chips, stirring until melted.
Beat in eggs and vanilla until
well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda
and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until
brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.
Meanwhile, prepare Caramel
Topping. Remove brownies from oven and
immediately and carefully spread with caramel topping. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chips
and pecans over topping; lightly press into topping. Cool completely in pan on wire
rack, being careful not to disturb chips while soft. Lift out of pan and cut into
Remove wrappers from 25 caramel
candies. Combine 2 tablespoons butter or
margarine, caramels and 1 Tablespoon milk in medium
Microwave at HIGH (100%)
1 minute and stir.
Microwave an additional 1 to 2
minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until caramels are melted
and mixture is smooth when stirred. Use immediately.