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Salted Caramel Pecan Butter Bars

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Gooey salted caramel sandwiched between layers of buttery crumbly cookie crust.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 30 caramels, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (such as Diamond of California)
  • coarse sea salt
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl cream together butter, powdered sugar, and sugar. Add vanilla and almond and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix until dough comes together.
  • Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Chill remaining dough.
  • While crust is baking, prepare caramel layer. Combine caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir and return to microwave for 20 seconds at a time until caramel is smooth. Stir in vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Pour caramel over baked crust. Sprinkle chopped pecans over caramel (I reserved a tablespoon to sprinkle on top). Drop teaspoons of remaining dough on top of caramel layer until dough is used up. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Bake 30-35 minutes until crust is lightly browned.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars (you can put them in the fridge to speed put he process!) Store in airtight container up to one week.
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