Brownie Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups HERSHEY®'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 25 HERSHEY®'S Classic Caramels
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
step 1: Heat oven to 350 F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan; grease and flour
step 2: 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 into prepared pan.
step 3: Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Meanwhile, prepare CLASSIC CARAMEL TOPPING. Remove brownies from oven; immediately and carefully spread with prepared topping. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chips and pecans over topping. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, being careful not to disturb chips while soft. Cut into bars. About 16 bars.
step 4: CLASSIC CARAMEL TOPPING Remove wrappers from 25 HERSHEY'S CLASSIC Caramels. Combine 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, caramels and 2 tablespoons milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave an additional 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Use immediately.