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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.