French Caramel Pecan Bars
Contributed by Diane S.

*  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                   French Caramel Pecan Bars (Bake-Off)

Recipe By     : Pillsbury
Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Bars                             Cookies

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
     3/4  cup           butter or margarine -- melted
   1      package       French Vanilla Cake Mix
   1                    egg
   2 1/2  cups          quick-cooking oats
   1      can           Caramel Pecan or Coconut Pecan Frosting
  12      ounces        semisweet chocolate chips
     1/2  cup           chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 15x10x1" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place melted butter in large bowl. reserve 3 T. of the cake mix; set aside.

Add remaining cake mix to butter; blend well. Add egg; mix well. Stir in
oats. Press 2/3 of cake mix mixture (about 2 1/2 cups) in bottom of
prepared pan.

Place frosting in med. microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH for 1 min. Add
reserved 3 T. cake mix; stir until large lumps disappear.

Drizzle half of frosting mixture over cake mix mixture in pan; spread
evenly. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Drizzle remaining
frosting mixture on top. Crumble remaining cake mix mixture over frosting

Bake for 25-30 min. or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbly. Cool
1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

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