Ooey-Gooey Caramel & Chocolate Bars
Oooey Gooey Caramel-Chocolate Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup pecan halves
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350*. Combine all crust ingredients except pecans in bowl of a stand mixer, if you do not own a stand mixer put ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into bottom of an ungreased 9″ x 13″ or *8 x 11.5 x 2″baking pan. Place pecans evenly over unbaked crust.
Combine remaining butter and brown sugar in 1 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the entire surface of the mixture begins to boil. Boil stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Pour mixture evenly over pecans and crust. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the entire layer of caramel is bubbly. (Do NOT overbake) Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chips; allow to melt slightly. Spread melted chips over bars with an off-set spatula. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
*If you use the smaller pan, be sure and increase the baking time by 1/4.*