Last weekend when I was snowed in, to beat the boredom, I baked these:
Caramel Pecan Bars!!
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps. baking powder
2 cups chopped pecans
1. In a saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and butter mixture. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the butter mixture. Stir in pecans.
2. Spread into a greased 13X9 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes ot until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs and edges are crips. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired (I did not). Cut into bars.
Definitely a good way to “sweeten” another snow day. Since it is only the two of us, I halved this recipe and it worked great. If you love nuts, these are for you. I feel certain I found this recipe some time back on someone’s blog but I honestly have no idea…if it was yours, thanks!! (and let me know.)