sweet pecan blondie bars

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By Sheila Nakata
from Maple Valley, WA

This is a sweet bar that is best served cold. Toasting the pecans steps up the nutty flavor. It is a great base recipe for making a variety of different bars. On occasion I will add white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts or any other left over nuts. Adding a dark rum instead of vanilla is wonderful too. It's a great way to use some of your leftover baking treats. Enjoy!

serves 16 bars
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet pecan blondie bars

  • 2 stick
    salted butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    toasted pecans
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 2 Tbsp
    turbinado sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla

How To Make sweet pecan blondie bars

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350. Toast the pecans on a cookie sheet for 6 mins. Cool and then chop into small chunks. In a small saucepan melt 2 cups butter.
  • 2
    Butter a 13 x 9 pan and lightly flour. Mix flour and salt together in bowl. In separate bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar until combined. Add eggs, mix until combined. Add vanilla. Fold in flour just until combined, fold in half of the nuts.
  • 3
    Spread batter into prepared buttered and floured pan. Smooth out the top and then sprinkle with remaining nuts and sprinkle turbinado sugar.
  • 4
    Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
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