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Caramel Pecan Pie Bars – Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars | www.diethood.com | Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.



Happy start to the week, you guys! Let’s make it a great one, starting with these Caramel Pecan Pie Bars!

Also? We have to discuss.

There’s this thing in the world… it’s called crazy Christmas shoppers!

You guys, oh my GOSH! I was run over by grandma’s reindeer, elbowed by someone’s evil twin – literally – the other twin was standing next to her and apologized – aaaaand a rude little girl shoved me to get the last Olaf 2-inch-tall toy.
What’s worse is that all this happened at a children’s toy store! You know the one…

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars | www.diethood.com | Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.

I refuse to go back out there. For now.

Should’ve stayed home and feasted on a few of these dreamy pie bars, again.

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars | www.diethood.com | Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.

The very back of my pantry is like a treasure box. The things you find in there are always just the right ingredients for something really, really bad.
And by bad, I mean something really, really GREAT! I mean gooey stuff. Chocolaty stuff. Stuff with pecans and caramel and butter.

These pie bars are the result of that stuff.

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars | www.diethood.com | Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.

The bars are simple, but decadent. With a thick layer of buttery crust, a gooey caramel filling, and some crunchy pecans on top, it’s the kind of dessert that screams for coffee, but would also settle for a cup of tea.
Eggnog is good, too. I’d dip it in there and have a wonderful time!

For the sake of Christmas, for the sake of the Season, ya gotta make this. Also, for the sake of balance, can I suggest a Pomegranate Citrus Quinoa Salad? That’s some really good stuff, too.

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars | www.diethood.com | Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.

Have a wonderful week and call me when these are in the oven, m’kay? Thanks!

ENJOY!

 

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Buttery crust topped with a decadent caramel mixture, a layer of pecans and a white chocolate drizzle.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 115
Author: Katerina Petrovska

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2- cup powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) cold butter, cut in pieces
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 1 can (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 cup caramel bits , chopped
  • TOPPING
  • 1 bag (4-ounces) pecan halves
  • 1/2- cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour and powdered sugar.
  • Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until the butter pieces are the size of small peas.
  • Press dough into a 13x9-inch ungreased glass baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the filling.
  • In your mixer's bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg, vanilla, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg; blend for 10 seconds or until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the chopped caramel bits.
  • Remove baking dish from oven and let stand 2 minutes.
  • Pour the filling mixture over the crust.
  • Layer pecans over the filling.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until top is golden brown and set.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Run a butter knife around the edges of the dessert and let cool.
  • Prepare the Chocolate Drizzle:
  • Combine white chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a small bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute or until almost melted.
  • Stir with a spoon until chocolate is smooth.
  • Drizzle over the dessert.
  • When cooled, cut into bars and serve.

Notes

Make sure to chop the caramel bits or they won't completely melt while baking.
 
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Pecan Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 Responses
  1. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

    ugh, Christmas shoppers are the worst! I avoid stores at all costs this time of year. Thank God for Amazon! 😉

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I sure hope you saved me a few of these bars because it’s Wednesday and I need allll the caramel/pecan goodness I can get!

  3. Ginny McMeans

    Yes, it was Amazon Prime for me this year too – and a few gift cards. I’ll take pecan pie in bar form any day. This looks wonderful!

  4. Bea

    Happy start of the week to you as well!!! Yes, this will be a great week and your caramel pecan pie bar would make any day a fantastic one. Delicous!

  5. Heather / girlichef

    I’m not gonna lie – I hate Christmas shopping. Bah humbug. I would rather curl up inside with a few of these beauties and a cup of steaming coffee.

  6. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Yeah… shopping in December doesn’t work for me. I do it all online. 😀 And those are some gorgeous looking bars!

  7. Amy @Very Culinary

    A friend JUST asked me yesterday if I have a good pecan pie bar recipe, and sadly I didn’t. But now I do! And with caramel? Omg. YUM. Pinned.

  8. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Pecan pie is one of my all time favorite pies, I just know that I’m going to fall head over heals in love with these Caramel Pecan Pie Bars!

  9. Cookin Canuck

    Yikes, people can get a little crazy during the holidays! I think you need to carry a stash of these pecan pie bars with you and offer one to every cranky shopper. They’d be your friend forever!

  10. Rose | The Clean Dish

    Yes, Christmas shopping is exhausting! I was able to find most of the presents I needed online, phew! Sorry you were shoved around by misbehaved children 😉

    These pecan pie bars — perfect! They look absolutely delicious.

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