Caramel Pecan Dream Bars

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If you’re looking for a decadent dessert that’s sure to please your sweet tooth, look no further than caramel pecan dream bars. These delicious treats are packed with rich, nutty flavors and a gooey, caramel center that’s sure to satisfy any dessert lover’s cravings. In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of caramel pecan dream bars, how to make them, and some tips for serving and storing them.

History of Caramel Pecan Dream Bars

The exact origins of caramel pecan dream bars are unknown, but it’s believed that they may have originated in the southern United States. Pecans are a popular ingredient in many southern dishes, and caramel is a classic topping for desserts in the region. It’s possible that someone combined the two ingredients to create these delightful bars.

Caramel pecan dream bars gained popularity in the mid-20th century, when home cooks started sharing recipes for the treats in community cookbooks and magazines. They quickly became a favorite for their sweet, nutty flavor and easy-to-make recipe.


1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup soft margarine
1 egg
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup bits o’ brickle baking chips


Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
Mix together the cake mix, margarine, and egg and press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Pour filling ingredients (sweetened condensed milk, pecans, bits o’ brickle) over the base and bake 25-30 minutes.
Let cool before cutting.

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