Salted Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars is a Southern side dish. One portion of this dish contains roughly 10g of protein, 49g of fat, and a total of 893 calories. For $1.71 per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 6. Thanksgiving will be even more special with this recipe. 9783 people were impressed by this recipe. This recipe from Averie Cooks requires unsalted butter, cornstarch, flour, and heavy cream. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 52 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 44%, this dish is pretty good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Pie Bars, Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie, and Salted Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars.

Servings: 6

Preparation duration: 20 minutes

Cooking duration: 32 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup whipping cream or heavy cream

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

8 ounces roasted salted pecans, halves or pieces okay; about 2 cups (I used Trader Joe's roasted salted halves)

Crust

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Equipment:

aluminum foil

baking pan

microwave

spatula

bowl

oven

whisk

baking sheet

wire rack

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside. I strongly urge lining the pan with foil for easier cleanup. Crust - In a large bowl, combine all crust ingredients and using two forks or your hands (I find hands easier), cut butter into dry ingredients until evenly distributed and pea-sized lumps and sandy bits form. The softer the butter is, the quicker and easier it is. Turn mixture out into prepared pan and pack down firmly with a spatula or hands to create an even, uniform, flat crust layer. Filling - Evenly sprinkle the pecans. Evenly sprinkle with the chocolate chips; set pan aside. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, whipping cream, and heat on high power for 1 minute to melt. Remove bowl from micro, and whisk until mixture is smooth; it's okay if butter hasn't completely melted. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 1 minute on high power. Remove bowl from micro, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Slowly and evenly pour the caramel sauce over the chocolate chips and pecans. Place pan on a cookie sheet (as insurance against overflow) and bake for about 30 to 32 minutes, or until caramel is bubbling vigorously around edges, with bubbling to a lesser degree in center. Allow bars to cool in pan on a wire rack for at least 3 hours, or overnight (cover with a piece of foil and/or put pan inside large Ziplock), before slicing and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

 

Step by step:


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside. I strongly urge lining the pan with foil for easier cleanup. Crust - In a large bowl, combine all crust ingredients and using two forks or your hands (I find hands easier), cut butter into dry ingredients until evenly distributed and pea-sized lumps and sandy bits form. The softer the butter is, the quicker and easier it is. Turn mixture out into prepared pan and pack down firmly with a spatula or hands to create an even, uniform, flat crust layer. Filling - Evenly sprinkle the pecans. Evenly sprinkle with the chocolate chips; set pan aside. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, whipping cream, and heat on high power for 1 minute to melt.

2. Remove bowl from micro, and whisk until mixture is smooth; it's okay if butter hasn't completely melted. Return bowl to microwave and heat for 1 minute on high power.

3. Remove bowl from micro, and whisk until mixture is smooth.

4. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Slowly and evenly pour the caramel sauce over the chocolate chips and pecans.

5. Place pan on a cookie sheet (as insurance against overflow) and bake for about 30 to 32 minutes, or until caramel is bubbling vigorously around edges, with bubbling to a lesser degree in center. Allow bars to cool in pan on a wire rack for at least 3 hours, or overnight (cover with a piece of foil and/or put pan inside large Ziplock), before slicing and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Nutrition Information:

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892k Calories
9g Protein
49g Total Fat
105g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
892k
45%

Fat
49g
75%

  Saturated Fat
25g
157%

Carbohydrates
105g
35%

  Sugar
69g
77%

Cholesterol
62mg
21%

Sodium
436mg
19%

Alcohol
0.75g
4%

Caffeine
28mg
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
19%

Manganese
0.66mg
33%

Copper
0.53mg
27%

Iron
4mg
23%

Magnesium
88mg
22%

Vitamin B1
0.3mg
20%

Fiber
4g
19%

Phosphorus
191mg
19%

Vitamin B3
3mg
19%

Folate
73µg
18%

Selenium
12µg
17%

Vitamin A
703IU
14%

Vitamin B2
0.22mg
13%

Potassium
409mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Calcium
99mg
10%

Vitamin E
0.92mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.61mg
6%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.09mg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.21µg
3%

Vitamin D
0.38µg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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