Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pecan Pie Bars

We went to a graduation open house for my husband's nephew. Some of his family made the drive from Michigan and it was such a nice surprise to see them as well since we only see them a couple times a year. It was a hot, hot day! I took my pecan pie bars. Doesn't matter where I take them, they are gone usually in less than an hour. I thought that recipe would make a wonderful post for today. There are so many summer parties going on and this is something that you might want to take. And for the record, I only had half of one. Stuck to my diet :)

Pecan Pie Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine flour, sugar, and salt in large bowl; cut in 3/4 cup butter thoroughly with a pastry blender until mixture resembles very fine crumbs. Press mixture evenly into a greased 13" x 9" pan, using a piece of plastic wrap to press crumb mixture firmly in pan. Bake at 350° for 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently. Remove from heat. Stir one-fourth of hot mixture into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot mixture. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour filling over crust. Bake at 350° for 34 to 35 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Yield: 16 large bars.


  1. yum, they sound delicious and good for you sticking to your diet. I would have

  2. Thanks for the recipe. My husband loves anything with pecans. Can't wait to try it!

  3. Oh my....these look fabulous. I am going to try them for our next family get together. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I am going to print this recipe! I love pecan pie. I used to make pecan tarts, but they took so long and were gone in a flash. LOL The bars are on my "To DO" list!



  5. Oooh! Those sound extremely yummy! I'm going to have to make them at some point.

  6. I am definitely going to try these!!!

  7. those look delicious. i might be baking them soon.

  8. mmmmmmmmm....i'm so hungry now for these! thanks a bunch for the sweet comment for entering the giveaway.


  9. looks yummy!
    this will be great for my cooking project on weekend! thanks for sharing!


  10. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing and visiting

  11. Today's post brought me here, I love pecans and these look and sound delicious!


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