Salted Caramel-Pecan Bars


 (Southern Living)

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    1hr 5min

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Who says pumpkin gets to have all the fun at Thanksgiving? These salted caramel-pecan bars are a great option for those who don’t care for cinnamon or pumpkin and can be made for less that $25.00. Try adding dark chocolate chips for a twist!


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 whole graham crackers
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange chopped pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Stir pecans halfway through.

Step 2

  • Line a 15 by 10-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer across the prepared pan.

Step 3

  • Combine the brown sugar, melted butter and heavy whipping cream in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and the chopped pecans. Combine and pour mixture over graham crackers, spreading to coat.

Step 5

  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 11 minutes, or until bubbly.Immediately sprinkle with salt and transfer foil from pan onto a wire rack. Allow to cool for approximately 30 minutes, then break into bars.