Toffee-Pecan Bars

Toffee-Pecan Bars

A buttery crust holds a rich topping enhanced with pecans and chocolate-caramel chips.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

48

bars

Crust
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
Filling
1
cup butter or margarine
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
2
cups coarsely chopped pecans
1
cup swirled milk chocolate and caramel chips (from 10-oz bag)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray (do not use dark pan).
  2. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour until dough begins to form. Press dough in pan.
  3. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar and the corn syrup to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil 2 minutes without stirring.
  4. Quickly stir pecans into corn syrup mixture; spread over partially baked crust. Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until filling is golden brown and bubbly.
  5. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over hot bars. Let stand 5 minutes to soften. With rubber spatula, gently swirl melted chips over bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 24 squares (6 rows by 4 rows), then cut each square in half to make triangles. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Try using raspberry-flavored chocolate chips instead of the swirled chips.
Coarsely chopped walnuts can be used instead of the pecans.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.