Sweet Salty Chewy Pecan Bars



Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 19 at 6:32 PM

1 pkg. NESTL TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough (16.5 ounces), divided

1 tablespoon butter, melted

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup NESTL TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

2 tablespoons caramel sauce


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8" square baking pan.

Press 3/4 package (18 squares) cookie dough into prepared baking pan and refrigerate remaining 1/4 package (6 squares) cookie dough.

Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven.

Combine butter, pecans, sugar and salt in small bowl until coated. Sprinkle over dough. Top with teaspoonfuls of remaining cookie dough; pressing down gently. Sprinkle with morsels.

Bake for an additional 22-24 minutes or until edges are browned and set. Cool 30 minutes in pan on wire rack.

Drizzle caramel sauce over bar. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

For chewier caramel top, microwave 6 unwrapped caramel candies with 1 teaspoon milk for 20 to 30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle sauce over bar. Toasted pecans may also be used, if desired.