Dulce de Leche Pecan Bars 

Naughty is the word that sums these up!   It’s like a sweet & crunchy candy bar amped up times a million.  Best of all it’s easy, I’d hardly even call it baking!   

Why your family thinks you slaved away in the kitchen for this treat, you’ll know the easy truth and can relish in theirs “oohs & aahs”. 😉👌

The Starting Lineup

  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, cold & cubed 
  • 1 can dulce de leche 
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1/3 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tsps pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips    

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8×8″ square pan with foil (allowing foil to overhang the pan) and lightly spray with non-stick.

In a food processor combing the flour, cold butter, confectioners sugar, salt and 2 tsps of the vanilla extract.  Pulse for about one minute until it’s combined and looks almost ‘clumpy’….<-for lack of better word. 😉 

  
Pour the crumb mixture straight into your foil lined pan and press with your fingertips to even out and bring it about 1-2″ up the sides.   Place this into your preheated oven for about 25 minutes.

While that crust is par baking, will mix up the good stuff!!

In a medium size bowl, combine the can of dulce de leche with the heavy cream, egg yolks and the remaining 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 Tbsp flour.  Whisk till creamy. 

  
When the crust has finished, let sit for a few minutes and then pour the creamy mixture straight in.  Shake the pan gently to level it out. 

  

 

Finally, top with the chocolate chips and the chopped pecan pieces.  Return this to the oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes. 

 Once finished, and just slightly jiggly, cool completely on a baking rack.  I even like to pop this is the fridge for a good hour or two to firm up.

Remove the goodies by lifting up the foil, cut into bars and enjoy!!! 

  

   

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