Friday, July 6, 2012

Pecan Bars

These triple digit temperatures and incessant drought have me longing for Fall.  Tuck this little recipe away for later.
~Sending cool breezes and blessings your way!

Pecan Bars

3/4 C butter, softened
3/4 C packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pkg. (18 1/4 oz.) butter pecan cake mix
2 1/2 C quick-cooking oats


1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 C milk chocolate chips
1 C butterscotch chips
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C chopped pecans

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.  Add eggs, on at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Add cake mix just until blended.  Stir in oats.  Press 3 cups onto the bottom of a greased 13" x 9" baking pan.

Combine milk and chips in a large microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes;stir.  Cook 1 to 2 1/2 minutes longer or until chips are melted, stirring every 30 seconds.  Stir in butter until melted, add vanilla.  Stir in pecans. Spread over crust.

Crumble remaining oat mixture; sprinkle over top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until topping is golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cut into bars.  Store in an airtight container.

Makes 24 servings

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