Why make a pecan pie when you could make these gooey caramel pecan pie bars? They are a deliciously perfect combination of a shortbread crust, with a gooey, sweet pecan filling, and a nutty, salty sprinkle on the top. Your family will adore them.
I’ve never been a big fan of pecan pie. It’s too sweet for me. Hard to believe, I know. However, pecans in a bar cookie with homemade caramel and some salt? Sign me up! This dessert is a great addition to a fall dinner or for a Thanksgiving dessert table.
It has it all - the buttery, slightly salty, tender, shortbread crust; the sticky, sweet, homemade caramel filling; the crunch and texture from the nuts; and then the dusting of salted nut crumbs on the top. I can’t imagine what could make this better. Well, maybe chocolate, but that will be a recipe for another time.