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 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.
Originally published as Favorite Pecan Pie Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p29

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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"."

MY REVIEW 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!!"

Roselynnwitvoet User ID: 8028867 226241
Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"They turned out a little gooier than I expected but were ABSALUTELY delicious! They will turn out a little better if you let them set in the refrigerator a few hours before cutting. Definitely going to make again!"

martylb User ID: 1456305 225938
Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Very yummy. Tastes just like pecan pie. Also very easy to make. I think the only thing I would change is to have a little bit thicker crust. Even in spite of that , this is a keeper."

HamiltonK User ID: 8320290 224303
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"BJ6751 You might have not baked it long enough or used to much liqued. Next time you make them make sure you let them bake to the recommended time. I love this Recipe I use dark corn syrup for a richer tasting filling You can also substitute brown sugar for the white. or use half white half brown. Hope they turn out better for you next time."

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