Favorite Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
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Favorite Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with a package of these nutty little bars to eat when they get home. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Spread over hot crust.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To cut in butter quickly and easily, pulse it in your food processor.
  • Calling all chocoholics! For a delicious treat, scatter a handful of mini chocolate chips over the crust before adding the pecan mixture.
  • Originally published as Favorite Pecan Pie Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p29

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    keverha User ID: 8070363 263972
    Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

    "Absolutely a family favorite!!"

    Lorri User ID: 9085586 261933
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2017

    "These are delicious. They are not as sweet and gooey as traditional pecan pie. It also worked well for me as I struggle with rolling pie crusts. I baked it on the large Pampered Chef bar pan. We will definitely make this again.

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    Nancy User ID: 9084630 261517
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

    "Excellent recipe! Everyone loved them! Followed recipe exactly as written, except I unintentionally used 4 Tbsp butter in the filling. I cooked it for 33 minutes in a convection oven. Edges were slightly crunchy when cooled but I love that!"

    kathycox844 User ID: 8592704 255911
    Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016


    Mimigail13 User ID: 7684961 249357
    Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

    "Perfect results just as written! The potluck crowd went for seconds and I saw several being tucked away in napkins to take home, always an indication of a winner! Solution to pan cleanup problem: lightly spray pan, then line with parchment big enough to hang over on at least 2 sides. Spray the paper and proceed. When cooled, lift the uncut bars out of pan using the overhanging parchment for handles. The bars are easier to cut, and no sticky pan!"

    jeanemed User ID: 1512060 244752
    Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

    "Very good. If I don't over bake them, then I like these bars better than pecan pie--easy for me to overbake though, so I need to watch the crust and the bars very closely. I think I overbake because they look runny so I let them go too long and then I overdo them. I have a hard time telling when the filling is "set"."

    [email protected] User ID: 6692599 238419
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

    "These are fantastic loved them just as they are."

    mmmsmith User ID: 8510755 237664
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

    "the pecan pie bars were great . went by the recipe , making it again for holidays"

    Angelinhealing27 User ID: 8105326 235570
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

    "Would you be able to make this with a pie crust from the store and put on bottom ?"

    twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 229751
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

    "We couldn't stop eating it! Fantastic!!"

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