Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pretzel Bars

This decadent dessert came to me while thinking of something to bring to my sister’s house for a Saturday night football game. She already had a bunch of great food prepared but I always like to bring something, and the game didn’t even start until 8pm. So, I asked her if she would like me to bring something sweet because by that time of night I am usually craving a little chocolate.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pretzel Bars




So I looked through Pinterest and some of my favorite cookbooks. One trend I kept seeing was salted caramel, and I really loved the salted caramel chocolates that my husband bought me for Christmas so I thought maybe I should make something with this trendy topping So with two ingredients in mind, salted caramel and chocolate and not much time I thought about seven layer cookies. You know, the recipe that has been around forever. You can always find it in a local church or neighborhood cookbook. By now I know the recipe by heart.



To change it up I used pretzels for the bottom layer and drizzled salted caramel on top. They turned out great and it was so easy I will certainly make them again.





Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pretzel Bars


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 stick of butter melted 1/2 c
  • 1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 12 oz bag of butterscotch chips
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c salted caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Coat a 9 x 13 inch glass pan with cooking spray
  3. Mix chopped pretzel pieces, butter and sugar together and press into the bottom of your pan
  4. Sprinkle chocolate and butterscotch chips over top
  5. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over entire pan until empty
  6. Sprinkle pecans evenly
  7. Drizzle caramel over the top for the final layer
  8. Bake for 35 minutes.
  9. Cool and cut into bars
  10. Freezes well.



About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Oh my those looks so incredible!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!

  2. A winning combo, with the pretzels and salted caramel. Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog linkup.

  3. Salted Caramel is my weakness. These look delicious!

    Thank you for linking up at our Home Matters Link Party!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Randi 🙂


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