PECAN PRALINE BARS with SALTED CHOCOLATE
Pecan Praline Bars with Salted Chocolate
Pecan Praline Bars with Salted Chocolate are the perfect treat for any occasion. These bars are made up of a buttery shortbread crust, topped with a layer of creamy caramel, and topped with an irresistible combination of salted chocolate and crunchy pecans. They are easy to make and the perfect combination of sweet and salty for a delicious treat.
The shortbread crust is made with flour, butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt. The caramel layer is made with sweetened condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, and cream. The salted chocolate and pecan topping is made with chocolate chips, butter, and salted pecans. The combination of textures and flavors make these bars irresistible.
These bars are perfect for any occasion, from an office potluck to a backyard BBQ. They are easy to make and are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Serve them up with a scoop of ice cream for an extra special treat.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped and salted
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, butter, sugar, and salt until a crumbly dough forms. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly golden.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, and cream. Cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes, until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and set aside.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips and salted pecans over the shortbread crust. Pour the caramel over the top and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes, until caramel is bubbly and golden.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Serve with a scoop of ice cream if desired. Enjoy!