One of our family must have Christmas Cookies recipes are these Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars which are amazingly scrumptious with the combination of flavors and nuts. #ChristmasCookiesWeek
This event is sponsored by Adams Extract and Millican Pecans. Recipes are my own.
These Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars make the perfect cookies to gift because they are not only a delicious combination of sweet and salty with a buttery crust but they are easy to package for gifting and delivering to parties or office celebrations.
WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS COOKIES WEEK!
We have teamed up with some extremely talented foodie bloggers who enjoy baking up goodies for the holidays. You will find lots more cookie recipes and even a nice Giveaway to enter courtesy of our Sponsors as you continue to scroll down.
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You have heard of Two Bite Brownies, let me introduce you to my Two Bite Bar Cookie! Yes, I know some folks could eat these in one bite but who would openly admit to that?
My hubby first made these delicious bar cookies for us years ago when he found a recipe in a grocery store holiday cookbook. If you have been around here for long, you know he enjoys baking for his family. His Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is legendary among family and is required for all holidays, family reunions and even birthday celebrations upon request.
Santa enjoys cookies of all varieties so be sure to leave some out for him on Christmas night with a cold glass of milk but not before stashing away plenty for the family to enjoy of Christmas Day.
Pack them into a tin as we have done here or serve them in one of these for your party.
THREE STEPS TO MAKE
There are three steps involved in making these Christmas Bar Cookies but do not be intimidated because only one of those steps involves the mixer and baking in the oven and that is the crust.
The scrumptious top layers are created by melting the candies in a saucepan on the stove and then pouring over the crust. You got this!
Thanks to Millican Pecans and Adams Extract for sponsoring this recipe!
- 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 Tbsp. Whipping cream
- 1 Cup sifted All-Purpose flour
- 24 Caramels unwrapped
- 1/3 Cup whipping cream
- 2 Cups Pecan halves
- 1 tsp. unsalted butter
- 1/2 Cup good quality milk chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp. Whipping Cream
Preheat oven to 325°
Grease a 9" or a 9 x 13 baking pan.
In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 Tbsp. whipping cream. Blend together well using mixer on low to medium.
Add in the 1 Cup of flour and mix just until crumbly.
Dip your fingers into a small amount of flour and then press the Crust into the baking pan. Flouring your fingers will help spread the mixture more easily as the mixture will be slightly sticky.
Bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes just until firm to the touch but not golden.
In a small saucepan, add the unwrapped caramels and 1/2 cup whipping cream. Cook over medium to low heat, stirring often until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth and creamy.
Remove from heat and add the Pecans. Stir well to coat the pecans with the caramel mixture.
Immediately spoon the caramel coated pecans over the crust.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the milk chocolate chips along and 1 tsp. unsalted butter. Stir constantly until melted.
Stir in 2 Tbsp. whipping cream and continue to stir to blend well.
Drizzle over the filling.
Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving or until firm.
Cut into bars, serve and enjoy. You should be able to get about 24 bars.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 30mg Carbohydrates: 17g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
CHRISTMAS COOKIES WEEK RECIPES
Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookiesWeek! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.
Check out today’s cookie recipes:
Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies by Food Above Gold
Buckeye Thumbprint Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Buttered Pecan Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Candy Cane Whoopie Pies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars by Books n’ Cooks
Chocolate Cherry Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints with Salted Caramel Filling by Family Around the Table
Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Butter Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Christmas Crinkle Cookies by Blogghetti
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars by Intelligent Domestications
Cinnamon Roll Blondies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dark Chocolate Dipped Citrus Spice Shortbread by The Spiffy Cookie
Ginger Spice Cookies by Red Cottage Chronicles
Gluten Free Italian Pizzelles by Frugal & Fit
Hermit Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Linzer Cookies by Palatable Pastime
Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe by Everyday Eileen
Pecan Pie Sugar Cookies by Love and Confections
Prize 1 – Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins
Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans.
One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.
Prize 2 – Adams Extract Prize Pack
Adams traces its beginnings back to Battle Creek, Michigan, when John A. Adams began making and selling his Green Plant Sarsaparilla extract, Adamur, in 1888. In 1905, he moved his family to Beeville, TX. At the time, most vanilla sold to pharmacies and was often labeled “Do not bake or freeze.” John A. Adams’ wife yearned for a flavoring that wouldn’t bake or freeze out. He announced that he could produce a better vanilla than the one his wife was currently using.
Working with just $6.71 worth of materials on top of an old icebox, John A. Adams discovered the formula he wanted. To test this product, his wife whipped up a cake for the family to try. “John, this is the BEST flavoring I have ever used,” she announced. “Well, that’s old man Adams BEST,” he responded.
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