Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Food: Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

I was looking through my recipes this morning and I stumbled upon this great one that I made last year that definitely should have been included in my post yesterday.  I am having a major crush on anything with Salted Caramel right now and these will definitely hit the spot.

  • YIELD: Makes 4 dozen
  • TOTAL:1 Hour, 5 Minutes
  • COURSE: Cookies, Desserts


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 whole graham crackers
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
2. Line a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil; lightly grease foil. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in prepared pan, slightly overlapping edges.
3. Combine sugar, butter, and cream in a medium-size heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and pecans. Pour butter mixture over crackers, spreading to coat.
4. Bake at 350° for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
5. Immediately sprinkle with salt, and slide foil from pan onto a wire rack. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Break into bars.
Try This Twist!
Chocolate-Pecan-Caramel Bars: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 4. Top warm bars with 1 cup dark chocolate morsels. Let stand 3 minutes, and spread chocolate over bars. Proceed with recipe as directed in Step 5. Chill 20 minutes before serving.
Southern Living DECEMBER 2010

Now I'm off to tie on my apron; turn on some Christmas tunes; sip some coffee and bake!!!!

1 comment:

  1. sounds delcious! i'm so hungry now ha ha. hope you enjoyed your baking & Christmas tunes, I could use some of that right about now :)


Thanks for sharing!