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EASY Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Looking for super scrumptious Thanksgiving desserts? You will love these easy pecan pie bars! These pecan pie bars are quick to make, bake up perfectly every time, and are one of our family-favorite recipes! Use our simple pecan bars recipe to make a yummy fall dessert perfect for a potluck, Sunday dinner, friends, or holiday treat!

Looking for super scrumptious Thanksgiving desserts? You will love these easy pecan pie bars! These pecan pie bars are quick to make, bake up perfectly every time, and are one of our family-favorite recipes! Use our simple pecan bars recipe to make a yummy fall dessert perfect for a potluck, Sunday dinner, friends, or holiday treat!

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Pecan Pie Bars

Nothings says delicious like warm pecan squares! These decadent pecan bars are easy-to-make and so delicious. We especially enjoy making this pecan pie bars recipe during Autumn or for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This is a real treat that tastes sweet and satisfying with the balance of protein-rich pecan nuts! Your family will love these Southern pecan pie bars!

To make this recipe you will need some common pantry items: pecan halves four dark corn syrup brown sugar vanilla extract butter eggs salt white sugar

Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

To make this recipe you will need some common pantry items:

  • pecan halves
  • four
  • dark corn syrup
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • butter
  • eggs
  • salt
  • white sugar

melt butter and cook over medium until it smells nutty

Pecan Bars

To begin, you will make the crust by melting 2 sticks of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Pour the melted butter into a bowl to stop it from cooking any more. Add in 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and whisk together. Now add 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour and stir until fully moistened.

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and then line with parchment paper, hanging excess over the edges of the pan to easily lift it out when done.  Press the crust evenly on the bottom of the baking pan to reach all the corners. Bake in pre-heated 350 F oven for 15 minutes.

Pecan Bars Recipe

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and then line with parchment paper, hanging excess over the edges of the pan to easily lift it out when done.  Press the crust evenly on the bottom of the baking pan to reach all the corners.

pecan bars crust

Bake in pre-heated 350 F oven for 15 minutes.

While the crust is baking make the filling. In a large bowl shisk together 2 stick of melted butter, 1 cup dark corn syrup, 1 cup light brown sugar, 4 large eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract. Carefully stir in the pecan halves.

Pecan Squares

While the crust is baking make the filling. In a large bowl shisk together 2 stick of melted butter, 1 cup dark corn syrup, 1 cup light brown sugar, 4 large eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract. Carefully stir in the pecan halves.

Pour pecan mixture over the baked pie crust. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes longer or until the top is puffed and set, but not wiggling.

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Pour pecan mixture over the baked pie crust. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes longer or until the top is puffed and set, but not wiggling.

Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan.

Southern Pecan Pie Bars

Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan.

When cool, lift the parchment paper to remove the bars. Carefully cut in squares and serve.

Pecan Squares Recipe

When cool, lift the parchment paper to remove the bars. Carefully cut in squares and serve. This is what I use to cut it easily!

This is such an easy, but oh-so-delicious fall dessert! My family loves it even more than pecan pie!

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This is such an easy, but oh-so-delicious fall dessert! My family loves it even more than pecan pie!

These easy pecan pie bars are the perfect Thanksgiving desserts! The squares bake up perfectly every time, and are a family-favorite recipes!

Pecan Recipes

These easy pecan pie bars are the perfect Thanksgiving desserts! The squares bake up perfectly every time, and are a family-favorite recipes!

Looking for super scrumptious Thanksgiving desserts? You will love these easy pecan pie bars! These pecan pie bars are quick to make, bake up perfectly every time, and are one of our family-favorite recipes! Use our simple pecan bars recipe to make a yummy fall dessert perfect for a potluck, Sunday dinner, friends, or holiday treat!

So grab a couple ingredients and make these yummy, homemade pecan pie bars today!

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This is such an easy, but oh-so-delicious fall dessert! My family loves it even more than pecan pie!
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EASY Pecan Pie Bars

Looking for super scrumptious Thanksgiving desserts? You will love these easy pecan pie bars! These pecan pie bars are quick to make, bake up perfectly every time, and are one of our family-favorite recipes! Use our simple pecan bars recipe to make a yummy fall dessert perfect for a potluck, Sunday dinner, friends, or holiday treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, dessert, holiday, thanksgiving
Keyword: bars, dessert, fall, pecan pie, pecans, thanksgiving, yummy
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups pecan halves

For the Crust

  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 13x9-inch baking pan with baking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper letting the excess extend over the edges of the pan - this allows it to pop out easily for cutting into bars.
  • Melt butter in sauce pan and cook over medium about 5 minutes or until the butter smells nutty, do not get it too dark! Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar and salt. Add the flour and stir until it is fully moistened. Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan, making sure to get all the way to all the edges of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, in a large bowl whisk together melted butter, corn syrup, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth. Carefully stir in the pecan halves.
  • Pour the pecan filling over the baked crust and bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes or until the topping is puffed and set. When done, it should not wiggle. Let the bars cool completely in the pan. Now, use the excess parchment to lift the bars out of the pan. Cut into squares to serve. Yum!

Looking for super scrumptious Thanksgiving desserts? You will love these easy pecan pie bars! These pecan pie bars are quick to make, bake up perfectly every time, and are one of our family-favorite recipes! Use our simple pecan bars recipe to make a yummy fall dessert perfect for a potluck, Sunday dinner, friends, or holiday treat!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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