Chunky Pecan Bars Recipe
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Chunky Pecan Bars Recipe

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Hazel Baldner of Austin, Minnesota says most folds can't eat just one of these rich gooey bars. "They taste just like chocolate pecan pie," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 133 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  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. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chunky Pecan Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2005, p7

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kiteley User ID: 4113182 206256
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"this is fool proof & so delicious-everyone loves it

JR Ranch"

julie4141 User ID: 4820210 118138
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"I first made this in 2005 when I subscribed to the magazine. It is a simple and awesome recipe. I have made it many times and always left with an empty pan. I lost the recipe when I moved back to WI and am really glad I found it again. I'll be making some soon!"

Lori1968 User ID: 6678342 110913
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"how can a 9x 13 pan yeild 72 bars??????"

Lori1968 User ID: 6678342 105665
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"how can a 9x 13 pan yeild 72 bars??????"

Rmhdesigns User ID: 6009358 118094
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"Haven't made these yet, but there is no way the serving size/amount is correct. No 13x9 pan will yield that much! I'd think it would make about 24 bars. Can anyone verify how much they made?"

recipegirl25 User ID: 5555405 148250
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This is my husband's favorite!! He requests them almost every week... never gets tired of them!!"

dharmasmommy User ID: 1394941 148249
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"This is my favorite bar recipe. Whenever I am asked to briing bars to an event, this is it. One bite, and you'll become addicted!"

seiltz User ID: 1626028 135578
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"I always chill the bars first to make them easier to cut. I also started making them in my Pampered Chef bar pan. Makes clean up super easy! My daughter loves these!!!"

nakrauss User ID: 5139869 148248
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"If you have pecan pie lovers this is something you should add to your bad of tricks! It disappears fast."

tastycook1 User ID: 565995 142340
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"I didn't have the pecans in the pantry and substituted raisins instead. Good, rich but they certainly provide a fix for the "sweet craving"."

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