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Mary's Salted Caramel-Pecan Bars

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"My daughter Mary and I love to cook and we love pecan pie. This year we wanted to try something other than the traditional pies for Thanksgiving. This turned out so good we wanted to share it with everyone."
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1 h servings 149
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen bars)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil; spray with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring halfway through, until pecans are toasted and fragrant, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer on the prepared jelly roll pan.
  5. Combine brown sugar, butter, and cream in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Fold in pecans. Pour pecan mixture over graham crackers, spreading to coat.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is bubbling, 10 to 11 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with salt. Transfer coated crackers and aluminum foil to a wire rack to cool, about 30 minutes. Break into bars.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 149 calories; 10 15 1 16 106 Full nutrition

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A coworker brought these in and they were delicious! This seemed so odd but they are so yummy. Sweet, crunchy and salty...awesome! Next time I will use more pecans and a bit more salt to cut the...

So I baked 3 pies for Thanksgiving and at the last minute decided to make this. Needless to say this was a hugehit and was the only thing that we ran out of! Definitely double the pecans but eve...

This was a hit! Very easy, too. On the advice of a previous reviewer, I doubled the pecans. I also melted some milk chocolate and drizzled it over half of them. The chocolate drizzle didn't add ...

Very good recipe. I would recommend using a smaller pan or a larger amount of the pecan/sugar mixture, as the bars were a little thin. Will definitely become a Thanksgiving favorite! The picture...

Easy recipe and very very good! I saw the same recipe on another site that had a tip to add dark chocolate chips to the top immediately after you take out of the oven then add the salt. OMG - ...

Great recipe, so very easy!! I used sea salt (not ground) would add more salt next time. Very addictive, these did not last very long.

This recipe is the same as the one on the Southern Living website. The end result is awesome - totally a keeper. I have to double the caramel/pecan mixture to get enough to cover the crackers,...

Only change made was to double the pecans to 2 cups per other reviewers' suggestions.

I love pecan pie--the crust.... the pecan topping....everything that is except the filling. Like many reviewers, I doubled the pecans but didn't change anything else, but next time (like tomorr...