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Everything is better with some chocolate. And these were sure amazing. A rich shortbread chocolate crust and a caramel pecan chocolate glaze on top. These are incredible.

Caramel chocolate pecan bars stacked on top of each other.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I especially love all of the fall baking that comes with it. Fall desserts are amazing. One of my favorite desserts are these Pecan Pie Bars. How can you now love a shortbread buttery crust with pecans and a caramel glaze coating on top? Now let’s take it to the next level and add some chocolate! 🙂

Everything is better with some chocolate. And these were sure amazing. A rich shortbread chocolate crust and a caramel pecan chocolate glaze on top. These are incredible. They are a perfect fall dessert and really amazing any time of the year. But I love how they remind me of a Pecan Pie. These were a huge hit with everyone and I know that you will love them too!Caramel chocolate pecan bars stacked on top of each other.

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Caramel Chocolate Pecan Bars

By: Alyssa Rivers
Everything is better with some chocolate. And these were sure amazing. A rich shortbread chocolate crust and a caramel pecan chocolate glaze on top. These are incredible. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars

Ingredients 

Chocolate Crust:

Pecan topping:

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x9 baking dish by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with cooking spray.
  • In a food processor, combine the flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and salt. Pulse until combined. And in the cold butter pieces and pulse again until the dough comes together.
  • Press the dough into the bottom of the 9x9 inch pan. Sprinkle the pecans over the crust and then the chocolate chips.
  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt together the butter, brown sugar, cream, vanilla, over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting in squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 609kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 422mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 4gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 866IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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28 Comments

  1. is there anyway of making them without using the food processor?
    and one more thing, should i put the caramel over the chocolate chips and the pecans before baking, right?
    (sorry if the questions sound silly!)

  2. I have never been a huge fan of pecan pie, simply because of the crust. But CHOCOLATE?! You are a miracle worker!! Pinned!!

  3. These look awesome! I’m assuming after Step 4, you pour the mixture over the bars before baking. I can’t wait to try these!

  4. Is step 4 of instructions (In a medium sized saucepan, melt together the butter, brown sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and the sugar is dissolved.) Is this poured over crust before baking or after? It is not stated in instructions ?

  5. Hi. This looks yummy, but am I missing a step? Is the caramel drizzled/poured over the top before baking?
    Thanks!