Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brownie Caramel Pecan Bars

These bars are one of my husband's favorites therefore we decided they would be an excellent treat for him to bring to work!! Relatively easy to make and definitely easy to eat... especially the nummy, nummy topping! (note: we one and a halved the recipe and made it in a 9x13-inch pan.)

They could almost be called "Turtle Brownies" with all the caramel, pecans and chocolate!

Start making the brownies by combining sugar, butter and water in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils.

Remove from the heat and immediately add 1 cup chocolate chips.

Stir until chocolate chips are completely melted!

Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended.

In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.

Add the flour mixture into chocolate.

Mix until combined!

Flour and grease your pan...

Spread batter into pan. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until brownies pull away from sides of pan.

Meanwhile, prepare the Caramel Topping. Start by removing the wrappers off 25 caramels. Add 2 tablespoons butter or margarine and 1/2 tablespoon milk. Microwave until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

Remove the brownies from the oven when cooked and immediately spread with prepared caramel topping. (Tip: Save a little caramel for later!)

Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chocolate chips over caramel....

Sprinkle pecans over caramel along with the chocolate chips.

I like to reserve some of the caramel topping and drizzle it over all the nummy toppings to hold it together!!

Mmmmm.... Enjoy!!!!

Printable Recipe

**Recipe adapted from Best-Loved Hershey's Cookbook


  1. I would kill for some of that right now.

  2. These look amazingly yummy! I just happen to have caramels in the cupboard :)

  3. These would make anyone smile! I can never resist anything with caramel.

  4. Yummy! These look so caramelly and delish;)

  5. Michelle your killing me!!! Bring me some to the hospital ..k!!:)

  6. I don't think I would have been able to let these walk out the door. They look scrumptious!

  7. I LOVE turtle brownies! These sound fantastic.

  8. My kids love these brownies.