Recipe Box, Kentucky Derby Pecan Delights

These were inspired by a recipe I pinned from Half Baked Harvest

I decided to shorten it up a bit…

I used a crescent roll dough sheet for the crust, but you can substitute graham crackers or crushed shortbread cookies mixed with melted butter if you prefer

Place dough sheet {or crescent roll dough} in a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish and prick all over with a fork

Or, even better, line the dish with parchment paper and then you can lift the cooled baked bars right out of the dish for easy cutting and serving

Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes until it just begins to turn golden

Top with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and sprinkle with chia seeds

This is a great recipe for adding chia,  you won’t know it’s in there, and it will add some nutrition to these sinful treats!


This Slow & Low Rock and Rye is our favorite whiskey and not only does it taste good,  the bottles are so cool!

It’s actually made in PA, but let’s pretend this is Kentucky bourbon πŸ˜‚

If you can’t find chocolate sweetened condensed milk, you can add a squirt of chocolate syrup to the milk and if you want a less

chocolatey bar, use regular sweeetned condensed milk

A sea of chocolate!

It smells amazing  πŸ˜‹

Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel for a real wow factor

Kentucky Derby Pecan Delights

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars


  • 1 crescent roll dough sheet or crescent rolls
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 T chia seeds optional
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk chocolate or regular
  • 1 T bourbon optional
  • optional garnishes:
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce


  • Spray 9 x 13β€³ baking dish or pan lightly with cooking oil spray.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough into one big rectangle and gently stretch to fit pan, pinching perforations to seal, if using roll dough. Bake at 375 for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Top with chips, chia seeds, pecans.
  • Stir bourbon into condensed milk, and then pour milk slowly over all, letting the milk seep into all the nooks and crannies.
  • Return to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is set and edges are beginning to brown. Cool.
  • Cut into small squares or bars. Top with a dollop or squirt of whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. Store covered at room temperature or refrigerate.
Keyword bourbon cookie bars, chocolate butterscotch cookies, Chocolate caramel cookie bars, easy dessert bars, Kentucky Derby, pecan bars, pecan delights

Dangerously Delicious!

🌹   πŸ‡   πŸ‡   πŸ‡   🌹

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25 Responses to “Recipe Box, Kentucky Derby Pecan Delights”
  1. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh my! How wonderful, chocolate and pecans and carmel! Yum! Will put this on the must try list! Thank you. Pinned! πŸ˜‰

  2. These should be outlawed! OMG decadent on steroids and they look so good. Had to laugh that the whiskey is from PA…!

    Johanne Lamarche


  3. I think I gained eight pounds just looking at the picture!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    I agree with marmeladegypsy…. time to party!

  5. It looks delicious! πŸ˜€

  6. ndsouza2006 says:

    This sounds soo good. Going to try and make it soon. Pecan and chocolate clearly make a great combination I have never thought of

  7. Jenna, this looks sinfully delicious! It reminds me of Hello Dolly squares that my Mother made! I agree with Jeanie, just looking at this could cause weight gain. This is another must try recipe!

  8. debra cantales says:

    Jenna these look OH SO GOOD but dangerous! We love the Kentucky Derby. Got my hat ready!

  9. Lynn says:

    I have some pecan pie bars on my to-do list… These sound great:@)

  10. What is not to like here? They look decadent. I wish I had one now.

  11. Mary says:

    Oh my…your bars look dangerously tempting and sinful Jenna! I’ve never seen chocolate sweetened condensed milk before πŸ™‚

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Oh please, I would love to have one of these delicious Pecan Delights right now! So glad you could join us on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a great week and a very Happy Mothers Day!
    Miz Helen

  13. rawsonjl says:

    Oh my goodness; this looks amazing! Pinned.

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