Unbelievable Low(ish)-Cal Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Dana Wigdor


These are soooo amazing, decadent and addictive that you won't believe that they are not 500 calroies each! Just make sure you stick to one or two..but I bet you won't be able to!

I made these for my (now-ex) boyfriend and he was in HEAVEN with them. ACtually asked me recently, in these words..."I know I don't deserve it, but maybe you could make me those pecan bars you made that time, maybe for my birthday next month???" HAHAHA!!!

I got this recipe from A Taste of Home's Comfort Food Diet magazine, but I tweaked it a bit to make it even more low-cal when I made it. I'll mention both.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Yields about 3 dozen, depending how you cut them
20 Min
30 Min



  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour (i may have used whole wheat or a combination)
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar (i used splenda brown sugar blend)
  • 1/2 c
    cold butter, cubed (could use a lower cal/lower fat substitute)

  • 3
  • 3/4 c
    sugar (could try with sugar sub...i went with regular)
  • 3/4 c
    dark corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted (again, could use lower-cal/lower fat sub)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 c
    semisweet chocolate chunks (could use cacao if you really wanted to...but nah!)
  • 1 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped pecans

How to Make Unbelievable Low(ish)-Cal Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  4. Yield: about 3 dozen.

    Nutritional Analysis (Based on cutting into 3 dozen bars): 1 bar equals 176 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
  5. If you are less concerned with the calories, I found a similar recipe that added a chocolate drizzle to the bars. These are the ingredients and instructions, although that recipe says it yeilds 4 dozen so you may end up having some extra chocolate. Which, to me, would not be considered a problem! haha Save it and warm up to drizzle over ice cream, or dip fruit, pretzels, nuts..whatever!...into it!

    •4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
    •1-1/4 teaspoons shortening

    In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars.

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