Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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These bars are rich and delicious - just like pecan pie! They're perfect for taking to potlucks and other gatherings...I always come home with an empty pan. —Carolyn Custer, Clifton Park, New York
Featured In: The 13x9 Thanksgiving
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 bars: 268 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press firmly onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat the milk, egg, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in toffee bits and pecans; spread evenly over baked crust.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool. Cover and chill; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Pie Bars in Country Extra March 1993, p49

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Emily User ID: 8976383 265690
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"I made these this weekend for a cookout and everybody loved them! I added chocolate in the middle to make them "Derby Bars," like you suggested on Facebook Live - great, great tip!"

rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260628
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"I will never make another pecan pie. These bars a great! Everyone loved them at Thanksgiving. Anytime I'm baking with nuts, I always roast them in the oven for a few minutes first and it makes them so yummy!"

russelkl User ID: 7012001 258504
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"Really good and easy!"

mkgjohnson User ID: 253888 258472
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016


[email protected] User ID: 1434071 256884
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"I made these a few days ago, and they are really good. I was apprehensive about using the chocolate-coated toffee bits, but you could hardly tell there was chocolate in there. If you couldn't find the chocolate ones, I think the plain toffee bits would still be good. I found mine at Albertsons. Walmart and Kroger did not have them. Pecan pie is my signature dish at Thanksgiving, and I am seriously considering abandoning my pecan pie and making these pecan pie bars instead. They are THAT good!! I made it according to the recipe. My crust never resembled coarse meal, but it started coming together like pie dough and I just smashed it into the bottom of the pan. I had a little trouble spreading it over the whole pan, but I finally made it work. These are really easy to make and sooooo good! I love pecans, but I think other nuts would be good if you prefer walnuts or almonds. Peanuts might even work. As someone else said, they are not "messy" like pecan pie, but the crust was a little crumbly."

dutchcook1949 User ID: 1986190 256339
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"Dutch Grandma

I made these yesterday for the first time, following recipe exactly. Very good and easy! I will make again!"

nblackburn01 User ID: 8250688 256274
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Deannnr...the most popular brand is Heath toffee chips."

whiteswaninnbb User ID: 7703558 256233
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"deannnnR The English Toffee Bits are in the baking aisle with chocolate chips, etc."

deannnnR User ID: 6452045 256227
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Have'nt made yet,where do I find English Toffee Bits? Is it a type of candy?"

[email protected] User ID: 6824185 254777
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Very good and delicious! I used caramel flavored condensed milk and chopped dark chocolate. Everyone Loved it!!"

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