These bars are so scrumptious with layers of shortbread, caramel, pecans, chocolate and butterscotch!  They happen to be very easy to make too!  They can also serve a bunch, because they’re rich, and so it only takes a small square to totally satisfy your sweet tooth or chocolate fix.  🙂
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
The nice thing about this recipe is that it contains items you commonly have already in your pantry, except maybe the pecans. As a child I did not like any nuts except peanuts, and now as an adult I realize what I was missing. The pecans in this recipe add so much flavor and texture! Here is what you need to make these luscious bars:
For the crust:
2 c flour
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c softened butter
1 1/2 c pecan halves
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
In electric mixer, beat the flour, sugar and butter until crumbly, and then pat down firmly in the bottom of a greased 13×9 inch pan.
 Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the crust.
Caramel Middle
1 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
Cook brown sugar and butter on medium heat, while stirring until it bubbles for a minute or so, and then pour over crust.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Glaze
1 cup chocolate chips
1/3 c butterscotch chips

As soon as you take it out of the oven sprinkle chips over the top.

Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
 Let them melt for 3 minutes, and then take a butter knife or spatula and flatten out and swirl the chips a little to spread them out and make a pretty design. Cool completely (I put mine in the refrigerator for a little while), cut into bars and indulge!
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
The original recipe called for for just chocolate chips, but I substituted a portion with butterscotch chips which gave these bars a unique flavor.
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
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Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars

Course Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 c softened butter
  • 1 1/2 c pecan halves
  • Caramel Middle:
  • 1 c butter
  • 3/4 c brown sugar (packed)
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c butterscotch chips

Instructions

  • For the crust:
  • In electric mixer, beat the flour, sugar and butter until crumbly, and then pat down firmly in the bottom of a greased 13×9 inch pan.
  • Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the crust.
  • Caramel Middle:
  • Cook brown sugar and butter on medium heat, while stirring until it bubbles for a minute or so, and then pour over crust.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Glaze:
  • As soon as you take it out of the oven sprinkle chips over the top.
  • Let them melt for 3 minutes, and then take a butter knife or spatula and flatten out and swirl the chips a little to spread them out and make a pretty design.
  • Cool completely (I put mine in the refrigerator for a little while), cut into bars and indulge!
 Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
 Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars, Joyful Homemaking
Hope you enjoy!
I adapted the recipe from Jill Snider’s Bars and Squares book.

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31 Comments

  1. Pinning this and loving that I have the stuff to make this TODAY!! Would love to have you join us for Weekend Potluck on Friday.

  2. HELP! I made these but must have done something wrong as my butter separated from the brown sugar in the oven. Did I not let it bubble long enough? What did I do wrong?

    1. Hey Penny, When I took my bars out of the oven, I noticed butter on the top as well, but after I spread the chips, and chilled it, it must have absorbed because they were fine then.
      Good luck! 🙂

  3. Margo, these look fabulous. I think my hubby would really enjoy them especially since they have both pecans and butterscotch! Those are two favorites of his. Thank you for the recipe and great pictures, too.

  4. Margo my goodness! These are just down right sinful and I am going to just love them. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. hi Margo ;->
    Congratulations on having this recipe chosen by Miz Helen. I can so-o-o see why she did. Goodness! Oh man. o;-p

    I like the cheerful colors of your daughters room pictured in your header. I am currently scheming on doing our young grand daughters room. Such fun!

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Saw this from Sweet for a Saturday – looks delicious! Pinning so I can make it later 🙂

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