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