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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 bar equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g 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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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

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

JR Ranch"

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

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

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

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

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?"

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