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pecan pie bars

★★★★★ 12
a recipe by
Shelly Powers
Black Diamond, WA

It's that time of year. I love the fall and also the smell of these pecan pie bars cooking in the oven. Heaven!

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Less messy than a pecan pie, these pecan pie bars are just as delicious. Crunchy with a creamy center, they will satisfy any salty-sweet craving. An easy dessert when you feel like pecan pie but want a party dessert people can just grab. They're addictive!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 12
serves 12-20 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pecan pie bars

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 4 lg
  • 1 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    chopped pecans (I leave some of them whole)

How To Make pecan pie bars

  • Preparing a pan with parchment paper and non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper and leave a little overhang to make it easier to lift bars out. Lightly spray with Pam.
  • Flour. butter, salt, and sugar pressed into pan to form a crust.
    In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Cut in the 1 cup of butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the prepared pan and press in firmly.
  • Crust baking in the oven.
    Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla, and chopped pecans in a bowl.
    While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. In a large bowl mix together the eggs, corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans. Spread the filling evenly over the crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  • Filling mixture poured over crust and baked until golden brown.
    Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until set. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars. I also loosen the edges of the whole thing with a knife. They can be a little sticky trying to get them out of the pan!