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Pecan Pie Bars

pecan pie bars
Make the best pecan pie bars with this simple recipe and enjoy the flavors of the pie alongside the ease of cookies with these square dessert treats.
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  1. PECAN PIE BARS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS PECAN PIE BARS RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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Everyone’s tried and loved pecan pie but what about taking it one step further? With Pecan Pie Bars, you get all the tastiness of the pie but with the convenience of the bar! Easy to pack in lunchboxes or as a snack for work, these delicious bars are simple to make and always packed with flavor.

If you like this recipe, why not also try our Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars or the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars.

pecan pie bars stacked on top of each other

MORE PECAN RECIPES:
Butter Pecan Crunch | Old Fashioned Chocolate Pecan Pie Squares


PECAN PIE BARS INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

Shortbread Crust

  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Filling

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp almond extract

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Corn Syrup: if you aren’t a fan of corn syrup, swap it for something like maple syrup. You might want to adjust the sugar to ½ cup as the maple syrup tends to be sweeter than corn syrup.

HOW TO MAKE THIS PECAN PIE BARS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 300 F. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper with the sides sticking up and over the edges so you can easily pull the pecan pie bars out of the baking dish to cut.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and flour until you have a thick well-incorporated dough.

pecan pie bars process shot of ingredients combined in a clear bowl

STEP THREE: Press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish in a single and bake at 300 F for 12-14 minutes.

pecan pie bars process shot of shortbread crust pressed into a baking dish

STEP FOUR: In a large bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, almond extract, and flour until combined. Fold in chopped pecans.

pecan pie bars process shot of ingredients combined in a clear bowl

STEP FIVE: When the shortbread crust layer is done cooking, remove from the oven and pour your pecan mixture over the top. Raise the oven temperature to 350 degrees, and bake again for 30-32 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy, and the middle is set.

Pecan pie

STEP SIX: Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely to room temperature. These slice up nicely if completely room temperature.

STEP SEVEN: Lift the pecan pie bars out of the baking dish, cut, and serve.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: once cooled, you can pop the bars in the fridge and keep them there for 3-4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: you can freeze these bars for up to three months. Once they are completely cooled, store in an airtight container and freeze. To defrost, thaw overnight and make sure they are at room temperature before serving.

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These tasty and simple pecan pie squares are a classic Southern recipe made easy. Not only that but there’s loads of ways you can upgrade them – mix in some pumpkin, top with chocolate and more. You will find yourself making this recipe all through fall and beyond.

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Pecan Pie Bars

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Make the best pecan pie bars with this simple recipe and enjoy the flavors of the pie alongside the ease of cookies with these square dessert treats.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 bars

Ingredients
  

For the shortbread crust

  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the filling

  • 3/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper with the sides sticking up and over the edges so you can easily pull the pecan pie bars out of the baking dish to cut.
  • In a small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and flour until you have a thick well incorporated dough.
  • Press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish in a single and bake at 300 degrees F for 12-14 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, almond extract, and flour until combined. Fold in chopped pecans.
  • When the shortbread layer is done cooking, remove from the oven and pour your pecan mixture over the top. Raise the oven temperature to 350 degrees, and bake again for 30-32 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy, and the middle is set.
  • Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely to room temperature. These slice up nicely if completely room temperature.
  • Lift the pecan pie bars out of the baking dish, cut, and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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