This Salted Caramel Pecan Bars recipe is a mouthwatering combination of salted caramel and chocolate with a crunch of chopped pecans.
What is it about caramel and salt that go together so well? I know it is partially the sweet/salty thing but it’s not like you take salt and sprinkle it on your strawberries and say it is delicious. At least, I don’t but I do remember putting salt on watermelon when I was a kid.
These Salted Caramel Pecan Bars are a mouthwatering combination of caramel and chocolate with a crunch of chopped pecans. This recipe is similar to my Club Cracker Bars recipe from when I first started blogging, but I used chopped pecans instead of crackers.
Cover the bottom of an 11×7 inch foil lined pan with chopped pecans.
Put butter, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, granulated sugar and evaporated milk in a large saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium-low heat. Boil for 5-7 minutes stirring constantly. Pour the caramel over the pecans in the pan.
After the caramel has set, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in the microwave. Spread the melted chocolate over the caramel.
Sprinkle with sea salt or another coarse salt of your choice.
Allow the bars to harden, lift the foil out of the pan and cut the bars into pieces.
These Salted Caramel Pecan Bars have got a little of all the good stuff! The combination of sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy is fantastic.
More are a few more of my recipes for bars:
Sugar Cookie Bars | Banana Bars | No Bake Nutella Bars
Chocolate Truffle Bars | Monster Cookie Bars | Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Can you make without the graham crackers?
I’ve never tried this recipe without the graham crackers but you could swap in a different caramel recipe.
Best of luck!
A friend made these for me and they were delicious! Now I’m making them…..I’m assuming you mean graham cracker crumbs? Can they be just crushed by hand or do they need to be ground up in a food processor? Thanks!
Yes, you got it! Sometimes I just put the graham crackers in a large zip top bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.