Honey-Pecan Squares Recipe
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Honey-Pecan Squares Recipe

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When we left Texas to head north, a neighbor gave me pecans from his trees. I’m happy to send these nutty squares back to him, and he’s happy to get them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring or vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 292 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides of pan. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Press into prepared pan. Bake 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the first six filling ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and maple flavoring. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with parchment paper, transfer to a cutting board; cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Honey-Pecan Squares in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p69

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 292 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"I've made these a couple of times now and each time they got rave reviews, I think I have a new tradition."

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"These were an undeniable success with my family. I used walnuts instead of pecans but I'm sure it would be just as great with pecans. I used a bench knife to cut up the cookies but a sturdy spatula pressed straight down (instead of a knife) would do as well. Definitely remember to line the pan with parchment. It makes getting the cookies out a snap."

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"Amazing! I will definitely make these again and again!"

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Wonderful!!! My husband's new favorite!!"

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"i thank that it looks pretty good and i'm sure that it would taste wonderful and taste delicious and i'm a very big fan of any kind of pecans pies or deserts as well and i would rate that a 100% ... nikky"

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