Pecan Bars with Toffee

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Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix. Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits. These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort.

Pecan Bars with Toffee

I love yellow cake mix, pecans and English Toffee Bits (like Heath Brand); put them together and what do you get?

You’ll get these deliciously, nutty Caramel Pecan Toffee Bars. The toffee bits melt just enough to add to the perfect consistency.

The bottom layer is made using yellow cake mix, and the top is a slightly ooey gooey caramel pecan layer filled with chopped pecans and toffee pieces drowned in sweetened condensed milk (the best ever ingredient in my humble opinion).

Ingredient List for Pecan Toffee Bars Recipe

Yellow Cake Mix, dry mix (or butter cake mix)

Margarine, softened

Eggs

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Vanilla Extract

Chopped Pecans

English Toffee Bits

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Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix

I just absolutely love using boxed cake mix to create other breakfast and dessert recipes. The options are downright endless.

This particular recipe for pecan bars with English bits calls for a yellow cake mix or butter cake mix, but try swapping in a different variety to change things up.

Here are 10 amazing desserts using boxed cake mix:

  1. Yellow Cake Mix Gooey Bars
  2. Pumpkin Crunch 
  3. Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
  4. Easy Cake Mix Caramel Bars
  5. Applesauce Coffee Cake with Yellow Cake Mix
  6. Rhubarb Spoon Cake 
  7. Cherry Almond Dump Cake
  8. Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cake
  9. Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake 
  10. Chocolate Cake Mix Gooey Bars

How to Make Pecan Toffee Bars with Yellow Cake Mix

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for caramel Pecan bars with yellow cake mix, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cream together dry cake mix, soft margarine and one egg. Press into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  3. Beat together in a separate bowl, sweetened condensed milk, one egg and vanilla. Stir in chopped pecans and English Toffee Bits.
  4. Pour over base in the dish.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until light brown. Do not over cook, the center will finish setting up as it cools.
  6. Cut into bars.

Notes About Caramel Pecan Dream Bars

  • Butter cake mix or white cake mix could be substituted for yellow cake mix.
  • Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk not to be confused with evaporated milk.
  • English Toffee Bits are found in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips or here on Amazon.
  • Do not over bake, you want the center to be a bit gooey. The bars will continue to set up as they cool.
  • These caramel pecan dream bars actually get better after a couple of days as the bottom layer softens up.
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Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 

Will toffee bits melt when baking?

When using English Toffee Bits in baked goods, the larger pieces mostly stay intact while the smaller bits tend to melt into the batter for a little gooey goodness.

Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 

How to use leftover toffee bits?

Have a leftover toffee bits from another recipe? Here are a few ways to use them up.

Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 

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Pecan Bars with Toffee - Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix

Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel pecan bars with yellow cake mix, caramel pecan dream bars, pecan bars with toffee, pecan toffee bars, pecan toffee bars with yellow cake mix
Servings: 36 bars
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16.5 ounces boxed yellow cake mix, dry
  • 1/3 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs (divided)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Heath English Toffee Bits (heaping)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cream together cake mix, softened margarine and 1 egg.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 
  • Press into bottom of prepared dish.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, 1 egg and vanilla extract.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 
  • Stir in toffee bits and chopped pecans.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 
  • Pour over bottom layer.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until lightly brown. Do not overbake. Center will continue to set up during cooling.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 
  • Cool before cutting into bars.
    Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 

Notes

  • Butter cake mix or white cake mix could be substituted for yellow cake mix.
  • Be sure to use sweetened condensed milk not to be confused with evaporated milk.
  • English Toffee Bits are found in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips or here on Amazon.
  • Do not over bake, you want the center to be a bit gooey.  They will continue to set up as they cool.
  • These caramel pecan dream bars actually get better after a couple of days as the bottom layer softens up.
  • Love pecans? Try these Crock Pot Glazed Pecans. 

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Pecan Bars with Toffee are a shortcut Caramel Pecan Bars with Yellow Cake Mix.  Imagine a slightly gooey center filled with pecans and English Toffee Bits.  These delights will satisfy your sweet tooth without requiring much effort. 

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