Caramel Pecan Bars

Caramel Pecan Bars
Mark Boughton Photography styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 16 servings


1/3cup butter, softened
1/3cup packed light brown sugar
1cup all-purpose flour
1/4teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/4cups packed light brown sugar
2tablespoons all-purpose flour
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1cup coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Line bottom and two sides with foil, letting edges extend over sides. Coat foil with spray.
  2. To prepare the crust, beat butter, sugar and flour with a mixer until crumbly. Press evenly on bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are golden.
  3. To prepare the filling, beat eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla with a mixer until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour over crust. Bake 20 minutes or lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan with foil and cut into 16 bars.

Recipe by Jean Kressy