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Caramel Pecan White + Dark Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

I tried to streamline and slim down that slightly ostentatious recipe title, but these bars just weren’t having it. Apparently, every ingredient, even the humble pecan, needs a minute in the spotlight now and then.
In no particular order: 

Caramel (enhanced with a little SCM – sweetened condensed milk for those not in the know)


White chocolate chips

Dark chocolate chips


And butter (not stated in the title but hopefully an obvious conclusion)
If that list doesn’t speak for itself, let me just add: there’s a whole lot to love here.

Layer bars are the best. The buttery, shortbread-like crust gets a quick snap in the oven, and then all the other yumminess gets layered and dolloped and sprinkled on top. Back in the oven, at which time you should spend the 20 minutes summoning the patience to let the bars cool completely (unless you want a mess of gooey, lava-esque, hot caramel), and then, your waiting will be rewarded because those glorious layer bars are all yours. Layer upon layer of deliciousness. And while I’m not usually a craver of white chocolate or pecans, they definitely have their well-chosen place every once in a while, and they certainly do great things for these decadent, caramelly layer bars.
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PrintPecan Toffee Caramel White + Dark Chocolate Chip Layer Bars

Yield: Makes a 9X13-inch pan of bars

My favorite storebought caramels to use in recipes like these are Trader Joe's but the Kraft brand works great, too (I haven't tried other brands in this recipe). Don't use caramel sauce as it will be too thin for the bars. IngredientsCrust:
2 sticks (1 cup, 8 ounces) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (5.75 ounces) light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups (11...