20 bars (serving size: 1 bar)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Chef's Notes

Try cutting the panful into four equal strips, using firm pressure with a large, heavy knife. After removing the strips, cut each crosswise into five pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

Darian's Review

June 26, 2010
A favorite for potlucks! Each time, at least one person asks for the recipe.

Dawn555's Review

February 07, 2010
I doubled the crust portion of the recipe but not the toppings and placed it in a 9 X 13 glass pan. I had plenty of toppings for twice as much crust, and it still turned out very tasty. Don't let the comments about this being hard to cut scare you. I didn't find them that hard to cut. I received several compliments on these bars from people who tried them, though not a lot of people tried them so they might have been a little unsure of what they were or perhaps could have looked more appetizing, though I thought they turned out fairly attractive.

azlall2's Review

January 18, 2009
Awesome! Friend made them for me with Werther's soft caramel, and they are to die for if you like caramel.