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HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Brownie Caramel Pecan Bars Recipe


15 minutes
Skill Level
16 bars

Gooey, rich chocolate brownies get the special treatment with a nutty, caramel topping. These won't last long.

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup
    sugar (125 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    butter or margarine (30 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    water (30 mL)
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Pure Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided (500 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    all-purpose flour (150 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda (1 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (1 mL)
  • Caramel Topping (recipe follows):
  • 1 cup
    pecan pieces (250 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven and stovetop Oven & Stovetop
square baking pan 9-inch (23 cm) Square Baking Pan
foil Foil
measuring cups Measuring Cups
saucepan Saucepan
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 9-inch (23 cm) square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan; grease and flour foil.


Combine sugar, butter and water in medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat; immediately add 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan.


For an even greater burst of chocolate taste, substitute HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Baking Chips with HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chunks.


Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Meanwhile, prepare Caramel Topping. Remove brownies from oven; immediately and carefully spread with caramel topping. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips and pecans over topping; lightly press into topping. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, being careful not to distrub chips while soft. Lift out of pan; cut into bars.

Caramel Topping: Remove wrappers from 25 caramel candies. Combine 2 tbsps (30 mL) butter or margarine, caramels and 1 tbsp (15 mL) milk in medium microvave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave an additional 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Use immediately.