Salted Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe

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  • Salted Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe - a new twist on a fall classic

    It has been another busy week hosting our families, a school field trip & A LOT of baking! Some of my recipes are old favorites, others are new developments or twists on classics. When I think fall, I always think of caramel & pecan! Years ago, while in college, I worked at a boutique catering/to go company that made unbelievable pecan bars. Cut into triangles, they would fly out the door in fall. I decided to go back in time & recreate the classic pecan bar with a salted caramel twist. Personally, I’m not over salted caramel. I don’t think I’ll ever be. Sweet & salty has always worked for me. I recently took a class about food trends & while I think they’re fun to explore, I like what I like! No matter how you flavor beef jerky, it’s not for me. Everything smoked? Not embracing that one either. I also heard that dipping oil for bread is going out, but I don’t want to believe it. Cheers to salted caramel, my life long love.

    Salted Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe - an easy fall dessert

     

    They’re slightly gooey & chewy & cut into the most perfect little bars.

    Salted Caramel Pecan Bars - an easy fall dessert

    Oh, and that wheat sheaf centerpiece? You can make that two. It just takes 5 minutes! Get the tutorial.

    diy wheat sheaf wreath centerpiece for fall

    and onto the salted caramel pecan bars recipe…

    Salted Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe

    Course Dessert
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 9

    Ingredients

    • 1 c butter
    • 2 1/2 c brown sugar
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 c flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 2 cups pecan pieces
    • 1 pack graham crackers
    • salt {in a grinder}

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Melt butter & brown sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until just melted/combined. Add vanilla.
    3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix 2 eggs. Gradually pour mixture into eggs {we don't want to scramble them}.
    4. Mix in flour. Sprinkle baking powder over the mixture & blend in well. Add pecans.
    5. Grease an 8x8 baking dish, line with graham crackers. Crack sea salt to cover them all!
    6. Pour mixture over graham crackers & bake 20 minutes.

    Salted Caramel Pecan Bars - an easy fall dessert

    Fall baking week is spilling over into Monday with iced browned butter sugar cookies. Still to come next week is a fall flavored pizza, to die for peanut butter dip, cheese & apple soup & back to home! In case you missed it, this week I shared Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake, Easy Apple Tart & Peanut Butter Brownies. Happy baking, happy weekend!

    Julie

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