Thursday, December 23, 2010

chic chef: salted caramel pecan bars

I love to give gifts, but as a grad student I had to be creative with my gift giving this year. So what did I do? I made yummy snacks for my family :) It's cost efficient, it serves multiple people, and most importantly, it's been a huge hit so far! I adapted the recipe for my salted caramel pecan bars from eat-drink-smile.

*1 cup of chopped pecans
*12 whole graham crackers (i used honey)
*1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
*3/4 cups of butter (i used 1 stick or 1/2 a cup of margarine)
*2 tablespoons whipping cream
*1 tablespoon vanilla extract
*1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

*preheat oven to 350 degrees
*bake pecans in a single layer for 10 minutes
*line a pan with aluminium foil and lightly grease
*place graham crackers on foil and slightly overlap edges
*bring sugar, butter, & cream to a boil over medium heat
*remove from heat and add vanilla & pecans
*pour butter mixture over crackers, spreading to coat
*bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until lightly brown and bubbling
*once removed from oven sprinkle with kosher salt
*cool completely (about 30 mins) and cut into bars

**To present as a gift, don't forget to pick up a holiday tin to put your treats in**


  1. That looks very good. I love pecans!

  2. You're making me hungry! What a great, economical option for gift giving!

  3. Yummo, they look really good, chica.

  4. Go Chef Chic!!! These look wonderful.

  5. Moveover Paula Dean and make way for SimplyChic. I must try this recipe ASAP. I love pecans and all of the other ingredients.

  6. That look so good and definitely making me hungry right now--ugh!

    ps: thanks for always stopping by with sweet comments


  7. Wow those look amazing! Yummy

  8. i made these bars recently and they are so amazing!!

    i actually know beth from eat-drink-smile - she has some great recipes on her blog and she is super nice :)

  9. These bars look good, i just don't like pecans to much :-p

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  10. These look absolutely delicious! I have to try this recipe!!

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  11. uhm...i cud have SWORN i was following your blog!....i was so perturbed after i still saw the FOLLOW button there...i was like... wait huh? im following her!!! anyways, that issue is ow taken cared of! lol

    those look delicious!

  12. this looks incredible!! I must try! :)


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