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Honey Pecan Triangles Recipe
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Honey Pecan Triangles Recipe

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I've been stirring up batches of these tasty bar cookies for many years, and they're a big hit wherever I share them. The bars have all the goodness of pecan pie and are so easy to serve to a crowd. -Debbie Fogel, East Berne, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil; butter the foil with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a large bowl, cream remaining butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk until blended. Gradually add flour.
  2. Press into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and honey. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cream and pecans. Pour over crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Use foil to lift the bars out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Carefully remove foil. Cut into 24 bars; cut each in half diagonally. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Honey Pecan Triangles in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"GREAT RECIPE! I made these for a New Year's bash and they were a huge hit! They taste like miniature pecan pie slices -- but not as sweet -- and that is a good thing! These are OUTSTANDING!!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"OMG!!! These are so good. I made them for a dear friend and couldn't help digging in and before all was over, I ate half myself!!!

This is a recipe worth doing and (guess what) it is easy as well!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"When I rate a recipe 3 stars means ordinary, 4 stars means much, much better than average, and 5 stars means super wonderfully great tasting. I'd give this recipe more than 5 stars if I could. This is my "go to" recipe when a really impressive goody is required."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"These are magnifico!! I don't like pecan pie, but I couldn't stop eating these. I served them on my desert table at Thanksgiving, everyone gaves them high fives...."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"These are absolutely marvelous. Christmas would not be the same if I did not have these in the house when my four children and their families came home. They bake perfect every time. I just sent this recipe to my sister who requested it."

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