Dump Bars get their name from how they must have been created: by dumping a bag of your favorite candies straight into a brown-sugar sweetened blondie! Crunchy pretzels, chocolatey M&M’s™ and melty chocolate chips, golden butterscotch chips, and buttery nutty pecans all mix together for true Halloween feeling anytime of the year! A rich, salty caramel spread on top ensures that every bite is like a trip to the candy store for your tastebuds. Make sure you make enough Dump Bars for everyone because they tend to go fast!

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  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped and divided
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate M&M’s™, divided
  • 2/3 cup miniature pretzels, coarsely chopped and divided
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar hot caramel ice cream topping


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Make sure the ends extend up the sides.

Step 3 –Grease the parchment paper.

Step 4 –In a large bowl, beat the melted butter and the brown sugar until blended.

Step 5 –Beat in the eggs and the vanilla to the butter mixture.

Step 6 –In a large, separate bowl, mix the flour, the baking powder and the salt.

Step 7 –Gradually the dry ingredients mixture into the butter mixture.

Step 8 –Stir in 1/2 of the pecans, 1/2 of the M&M’s™, 1/2 of the pretzels, 1/2 of the chocolate chips, and 1/2 of the butterscotch chips.

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Step 9 –Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.

Step 10 –Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 11 –Let the pan cool completely on a wire rack, about 20 minutes.

Step 12 –Spread the caramel topping over the bars in the pan.

Step 13 –Sprinkle the bars with the remaining pecans, the remaining M&M’s™, the remaining pretzels, the remaining chocolate chips, and the remaining butterscotch chips.

Step 14 –Using the overhanging parchment paper, lift the bars from the pan.

Step 15 –Slice and serve.