Cinnamon Pecan Bars
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 1 package butter pecan cake mix (regular size)
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup cinnamon baking chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and brown sugar. Add eggs and melted butter; mix well. Stir in pecans and baking chips. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
- Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 185 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Jun 2, 2019
Wow. Just wow. Baking couldn't be easier than this. And the end product is wonderful! Jennifer Peters nails it with this simple recipe with add ins. I followed it to a "t" and underbaked it a bit because I like my bars a little chewy. Shared it with friends since this makes a big 13x9inch pan. Since the batter was thick, I found it easier to just press it into the pan. Yum!
Oct 14, 2017
When I got my Oct.-Nov. 2017 Simple and Delicious magazine I couldn't wait to try these bars. My husband and I think they are wonderful! Made them as written, except because I have a dark non-stick pan baked them at 325. Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing your recipe. I can see why your class enjoys making them too.
Jun 5, 2017
This is one of the easiest recipe I've ever made. My boys really over enjoyed. Like others mentioned, it cooks faster than listed.
May 18, 2017
I used a butter cake mix & put ground pecans & cinnamon chips sprinkled on top before baking. Family tested, family approved.
May 15, 2017
Oh my gosh!!! This recipe is so easy, and tastes great. I agree with other reviews, a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a caramel drizzle would make a decadent dessert for sure. My husband loved them, and he doesn't like sweets, so you know they were a hit. I have since shared this recipe with several friends and made a batch for the guys at work, and took some to a school honors banquet. A must try, and I am guessing that once you try them, the combinations are endless with swapouts on the flavor of the cake mix and chips.
May 15, 2017
Made these for a recent potluck and they were very tasty. One friend who tried them said all they could use to improve them was a big scoop of ice cream on top and a drizzle of warm caramel syrup!
May 7, 2017
These were super simple to make and very good. As others mentioned they were done a little sooner than the recommended time. I had some leftover cream cheese frosting from a carrot cake I had made, so we tried the bars with the frosting, with powdered sugar and plain and they were simply delicious every way.
May 6, 2017
I made the Cinnamon Pecan Bars earlier today. I could not find the Butter Pecan cake mix so I used a butter cake and added pecans. I also cut the brown sugar in half; just don't enjoy overly sweet things. Yum! For a "not so frequent baker", this recipe was easy to follow and make!
May 6, 2017
Thank you fellow reviewers for sharing what you'd done with this recipe! I did not have cinnamon chips or butter pecan cake mix! I used peanut butter chips and a butter cake mix. The brown sugar I had on hand was light brown. I baked just 20 minutes! delowenstein, Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor.
May 5, 2017
Very easy and a nice slightly sweet bar. I baked mine for the recommended time, and the edges were a little dry, otherwise very good