Caramel Pecan Bars - The Southern Lady Cooks

These delicious caramel pecan bars are only a few ingredients and absolutely delicious. Perfect for any potluck or gathering! My family loves these and they are so simple to prepare. Similar to layer bars, but with a few different ingredients. Definitely put these on your “must make” list!

Caramel Pecan Bars Ingredients Needed:

Vanilla wafers



Sweetened condensed milk



Butterscotch chips


Notes: You can easily switch out the chips for a different flavor. You could use walnuts instead of pecans. These can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator but I would recommend letting them sit out for a bit before serving.

Caramel Pecan Bars - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Caramel Pecan Bars

Judy Yeager
Easy and delicious
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 1.5- 2 cups 12 ounces of vanilla wafers, crushed enough of crushed vanilla wafers to cover the bottom of the pan, you may need more.
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 can 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 cup of butterscotch chips
  • 1.5 cups of pecans chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine crushed vanilla wafers, sugar and butter in a bowl. Press into a greased 9X13 baking pan. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl beat (with a whisk or spoon) the condensed milk, egg and honey. Stir in butterscotch chips and pour over vanilla wafer mixture. Top with pecans and bake for 20-22 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before cutting. I keep them in the refrigerator.
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