Two-Layer Caramel-Pecan Bars

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<p>Two-Layer Caramel-Pecan Bars</p>

These bars have a crunchy brown sugar base and a gooey caramel top. Everyone wins!

20 bars (serving size: 1 bar)


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1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
40 small soft caramel candies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 375°.

Beat the first 4 ingredients with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Add flour to sugar mixture, stirring until well-blended. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Firmly press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.

While crust is baking, combine milk and caramel candies in a medium sauce-pan. Place over low heat; cook until candies melt, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla; remove from heat.

Remove the crust from oven. Pour the caramel mixture evenly over hot crust. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Created date

December 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 19.6 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 94 mg
Calcium 29 mg