Chocolate-Drizzled Salted Butter Pecan Bites

 Chocolate-Drizzled Salted Butter Pecan Bites! So indulgent, rich and caramelly, no one would ever guess how easy they are to make! A drizzle of dark chocolate makes these the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

 Salted Butter Pecan Bites are one of the many delicious recipes in The Southern Living Party Cookbook.

Salted butter, brown sugar and toasted pecans marry to make a caramelly delicious treat! They’re also super easy to make and start with a layer of graham crackers.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I added a drizzle of dark chocolate . . .

Because, well. . .Chocolate!

Salted Butter Pecan Bites with Chocolate Drizzle,

recipe adapted The Southern Living Party Cookbook


1 cup chopped pecans

Graham crackers

1 cup packed brown sugar

3⁄4 cup salted butter (12 tablespoons)

2 tablespoons whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fleur de Sel or flaked sea salt

Optional: Half of a 12 oz. package dark chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s Kitchens Special Dark Chocolate Chips)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake the pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

Line a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with parchment paper. Arrange the graham crackers in a single layer in parchment-lined pan, so crackers completely cover the bottom of pan.

Combine the sugar, butter, and cream in a medium-size heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, while stirring. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and pecans. Pour the butter mixture over the crackers, spreading to coat.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to stand 10 minutes before lifting edges of parchment paper and removing from pan, transferring onto a wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into serving pieces.

Optional chocolate drizzle:

Melt chocolate chips according to package directions. Transfer melted chocolate to plastic zip top bag, snip end of bag and drizzle melted chocolate over pieces. Allow chocolate to set. Store in airtight container until ready to serve.

Caramel and salt and chocolate. . .oh my!

A delicious Valentine’s Day or anytime treat!

Printable Recipe

❤️ Valentine’s Day treat bags – Hobby Lobby

❤️ Ribbon – Michaels

❤️ Tissue – Target

The winners of a copy of The Southern Living Party Cookbook 

are Cyndi Raines and Kathy in Georgia

I’ll be in touch you by email and get your books to you! Thanks to all who entered and for all your wonderful entertaining tips and recipes~ I so enjoyed reading them. ♥

Thank you to Time Inc. / Meredith Special Interest Media/Books for providing a copy of The Southern Living Party Cookbook.

The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering is available on Amazon.

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  24 comments for “Chocolate-Drizzled Salted Butter Pecan Bites

  1. Granny Gay:)
    January 26, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Wonderful treat, and so easy to make…thanks again for sharing this…congratulations to the winners of the books…

  2. Marie in AZ
    January 26, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Yum! We all need treats for Valentine’s Day, and these are just right.

  3. January 26, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Delicious and these look simple enough for me to make Mary! Thank for the source for those cute Happy Valentine’s Day bags too! ♥

  4. January 26, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Oh heaven! I’ve got to order that cookbook asap, it has so many recipes I want to try! Thanks for sharing this one Mary, your Salted Butter Pecan Bites look like they came from a fancy shop! Congrats Cyndi and Kathy!

  5. January 26, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Oh yum, Mary! I have to make these for sure. Congrats to the winners and have a beautiful weekend!

  6. January 26, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Mary, I ordered a copy of this cookbook when you shared it for your give away. I completely overlooked this recipe, thanks for bringing it to my attention with your beautiful photos. I love your addition of the drizzled chocolate! Happy Weekend to you and your pups :)

  7. Karen
    January 26, 2019 at 9:29 am


  8. Virginia
    January 26, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Congratulations to Cindi and Kathy, I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy the book. Thank you Mary for an easy but delicious treat recipe. Another one to save for the future.

  9. January 26, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Oh my goodness, those look heavenly! I must make them today!! Thank you for the recipe. Think I need that cookbook too! Great post-

  10. Pat
    January 26, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for the eye “candy” this am and the recipe-a must try!

  11. Rita C.
    January 26, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Whoa! Those look so good! That cookbook looks like a winner too!

  12. Michele M. (Finch Rest)
    January 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I just drooled on my keyboard! My younger sister makes these and now I know how! ♥

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Sandy Ferreira 63
    January 26, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    You are so talented! Love your posts.

  14. Naomie Moore
    January 26, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Love this recipe! Yes, a perfect Valentine’s Day Treat! Love every post, always such a pleasure to read. Always a bright spot in my day. 💗

  15. January 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    One of my all time favorites. The only problem is when I make them I eat more than my share!

  16. Paula
    January 26, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    looks so yummy !!

  17. Cyndi Raines
    January 26, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    OH my Gosh! Thank you so much Mary! Can’t wait to try this delicious treat and look through this wonderful cookbook! This will be a perfect recipe to make for Valentine’s Day and yes, the chocolate will be wonderful on top of the caramel and pecans. A four star treat for sure! ♥️

  18. January 27, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Yep, I’d be snarfing these down right now with my morning coffee Mary:@)

  19. January 27, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Another yummy treat and great tutorial with fabulous photos! Congratulations to the winners of the cookbook! Happy Sunday to you!

  20. January 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Don’t you just LOVE this cookbook?! I have tried these yet, but plan on it this week.

  21. January 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Oh my is right, Mary! These sound positively sinful, and so easy. Congratulations to the winners of the cookbook!

  22. Chloe Crabtree
    January 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Oh Mary! These sound dreamy! I have read through all of the ingredients and directions and I know I will be trying these sometime soon!

  23. January 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    All of my favorite things together…chocolate, pecans and salt!!…What a Valentine treat that makes! Congrats to the winners!

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