Caramel Pecan Bars stacked on a countertop

Caramel Chip Pecan Bars

These delicious Caramel Chip Pecan Bars are so easy to make and use Ghirardelli Caramel Chips.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel chips, caramel pecan, cookie bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 271kcal
Author angelakallison


  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups caramel chips (like Ghirardelli's)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl microwave safe bowl, melt butter on high for about a minute. Mix in the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla and stir to combine. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Fold in the chips and pecans. Pour the mixture into the pan using a rubber spatula to spread. 
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. (If the edges start to brown, cover the top of the pan with a loose piece of foil.) Cool in pan on a wire rack then transfer to refrigerator to cool completely before removing from pan. 


These are great to make ahead too! Just cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.