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Pecan Squares Recipe

Pecan Squares Recipe

If you like pecan pie, you're sure to love these bars. They don't last very long at my house.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Gradually add flour, mixing until blended. Pat into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until golden.
  • 2. In another small bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt until smooth. Pour over crust; sprinkle with pecans. Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 175 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Pecan Squares

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"If u like pecan'll love these"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"Fantastic easy. Have mde it twice. This is a keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I made this it was very good i used walnuts didn't have pecans i didn't cook the bottom as long 15min and then put the mixture on top they were so good"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"i found this recipe very disappointing. the crust burnt and the mixtured overflowed into the outer edges of the pan. will just stick with th pie."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"This is a great recipe, but it is definitely tricky! I had issues with overflow and a gooey crust the first time. The second time, I used parchment paper and it made a world of difference! It held onto the crust tighter than just a greased pan, so there was little overflow of the filling over the crust. Also, once the bars were cooled in the fridge overnight I just pulled the parchment paper out of the pan and dropped it onto a cutting board and cut the bars with a pizza slicer. Worked great! They are nice and neat and taste amazing!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"This is a tricky one. Tastes more like pecan pie than other bars; kids liked it because it was more gooey like the pie. Hard to bake, though. First time I tried it, the topping part soaked through and stuck all over the pan, making a yummy mess. I thought maybe because I did not pre-bake the crust for the whole time... it was looking browned. Second time, I tried pre-baking it for the whole time. The topping stayed on top, but the bottom was pretty dark and all around the edges was slightly burnt. I will probably try it again, since this was the kids' favorite of three recipes I tried for pecan pie bars. Very soft, too, so mine did not really cut nice and neat like the photo!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"This reciped is awful. The brown sugar mixture went underneath the crust while it was baking, so the top was hard and the bottom was just mush. I will never use or recommend this recipe!!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"IF I were to make this again, I would check the crust at about 10-15 min instead of 20-22. Mine was already dark golden around the edges at about 18 minutes, which made the ending product near burned. I baked the filling for only about 35 minutes. I could understand it if I had baked it in a Pyrex or my if oven runs hot, but neither was a factor. I think I'd rather try a different recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"If you like pecan pie you'll love these bars! Easy to make and super tasty!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"No. 1 for my Christmas cookies. This is a recipe you can make at the last minute when you get that phone call that you're getting unexpected compnay."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"These are so good and easy to make.

I made them to test as need something different to take to Christmas party.
I am definately making alot of these to put in a 'Tin' for gift giving to neighbors.
Umm Umm good !"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"I first made these for a friend from church who had just had a baby. They were such a hit that I've made them several times since. I'll be making a pan to share w/ my family this Thanksgiving in lieu of a pecan pie. Delicious!!"

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