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Just-Like-Pecan-Pie Bars Recipe

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With a rich, butter crust and chewy nut filling, these bars are just as good as real pecan pie! Cut them in pretty triangle or diamond shapes.—Judie Heiderscheit, Holy Cross, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 157 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, honey and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the pecans, cream and vanilla. Pour over crust. Bake 30 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly.
  4. Cool on a wire rack. Use foil to lift bars out of pan. Place on a cutting board; carefully remove foil. Cut into 32 bars; cut each in half diagonally. Yield: 64 bars.
Originally published as Just-Like-Pecan-Pie Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 157 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

Haven't made it but let's get real here! 14g carbs sounds great but 64 servings in a 9x13 pan is about the size of a peanut. I call that false advertising!

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