Caramel Pecan Dream Bars

Rose Mary Mogan


This is another quick & easy dessert that is great when you are having unexpected guest, it is made from boxed cake mix, , and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. For an added change why not try a variety of different cake mixes, and see which one your family likes best. Oh the recipe is in my cookbook & submitted by a family member.

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Makes about 24 bars


15 Min


35 Min




1 box
18 oz. yellow cake mix
1/3 c
butter or margarine , softened
2 large
eggs, divided, room temperature
1 can(s)
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract (madagascar is my preferred choice)
1 c
chopped pecans
1/2 c
toffee baking chips (or mini chocolate chips)

Directions Step-By-Step

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 degrees F. Butter or spray with non stick cooking spray, a 9 X 13 X 2 inch baking dish, and set aside till needed.
Combine the cake mix, butter or margarine with one egg in a medium size mixing bowl. Blend on high until the mixture is very crumbly. Then press it into prepared baking pan.
In a separate bowl pour condensed milk, the other egg, & vanilla extract & beat until mixed together and then fold in chopped pecans & toffee chips or mini chips. Then pour over prepared crust, and spread it evenly on top.
Bake in preheated 350 Degree F oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned on top.The center will be a little giggly but will set when cooled. Please allow to cool completely before cutting.
Please note: If you use the mini chocolate chips you will have more of a chocolate bar than caramel, because you aren't using the toffee bits. I used what I had, to avoid making a trip to the store, but they were still good.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #chewy, #nutty, #tasty