- 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
- 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.
- Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat the milk, egg, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in toffee bits and pecans; spread evenly over baked crust.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool. Cover and chill; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Reviews for Pecan Pie Bars
"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."
"Dutch GrandmaI made these yesterday for the first time, following recipe exactly. Very good and easy! I will make again!"
"Deannnr...the most popular brand is Heath toffee chips."
"deannnnR The English Toffee Bits are in the baking aisle with chocolate chips, etc."
"Have'nt made yet,where do I find English Toffee Bits? Is it a type of candy?"
"Very good and delicious! I used caramel flavored condensed milk and chopped dark chocolate. Everyone Loved it!!"
"My husband loves these! None of us like toffee so I substituted a package of chocolate chips instead. Delicious!"
"I have made these for years after getting them out of a holiday cookie version of the TOH cookbook. Love them! I've used walnuts, almonds, and pecans and they all work great. When I use almonds, I add some chocolate chips after baking to the top and spread thinly once they start to melt. Instant almond toffee bars. My favorite TOH recipe by far!"
"These sounds wonderful! I had to rate them in order to ask this question so I gave 5 stars for that reason. I'm wondering if I can use walnuts instead of pecans as I have a freezer full of walnuts, and I do have to use them instead of buying pecans. If anyone knows please let me know as soon as possible. I just may make them anyway and I will report back."
"This sounds so good. It sounds like it would be simple to make. My family likes pecan pie so I am sure they will like these."