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Brownie Caramel Pecan Bars


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
16 bars

Brownies are hard to improve, but this recipe for caramel pecan brownies is as good as it gets. Full of pecans, caramel and HERSHEY'S Chocolate Chips, it's an easy and impressive dessert that's perfect for chocolate turtle lovers.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
15 minutes
5 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 Tbsps
    butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsps
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, (12-oz. pkg.) divided
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Caramel Topping, at room temperature
  • 1 cup
    pecans (pieces)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven & stovetop oven & stovetop
9-inch square baking pan square baking pan
foil foil
saucepan saucepan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
wooden skewer wooden skewer
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan; grease and flour foil.


Combine sugar, butter and water in medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat; immediately add 1 cup chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan.


Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Remove brownies from oven; with wooden skewer poke holes into brownie. Immediately and carefully spread caramel topping over brownie surface. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chips and pecans over topping; lightly press into topping. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, being careful not to disturb chips while soft. Lift out of pan; cut into bars.


Try adding coconut to topping for another flavor twist.

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