Easy Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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Easy Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
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Easy Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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I am always searching for fast and easy recipes to take to the teachers' lounge. The staff goes nuts for these shortcut pecan pie bars. —Kathro Yoder, Defiance, Ohio
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil; grease foil.
Reserve 2/3 cup cake mix; set aside. Combine remaining cake mix, butter and 1 egg; beat on low speed until blended. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, beat corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and reserved cake mix until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over warm crust; sprinkle with pecans.
Bake until center is set, 25-30 minutes longer. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. To serve, refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Lift out of pan; discard foil, then cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Spritz the inside of your measuring cup with cooking spray when using honey. It will slide right out, ensuring you get every last drop in your recipe.
  • We know nuts are expensive, so when they go on sale it's time to stock up. Just pop them in the freezer, and they'll be good for about a year.
  • Other nuts work quite well. One of our favorites is almonds.
  • Originally published as Easy Pecan Pie Bars in Taste of Home September/October 2017

    Nutritional Facts

    1 bar: 223 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

    • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 1 large egg
    • FILLING:
    • 1-1/2 cups corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil; grease foil.
    2. Reserve 2/3 cup cake mix; set aside. Combine remaining cake mix, butter and 1 egg; beat on low speed until blended. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
    3. For filling, beat corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and reserved cake mix until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over warm crust; sprinkle with pecans.
    4. Bake until center is set, 25-30 minutes longer. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. To serve, refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Lift out of pan; discard foil, then cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Spritz the inside of your measuring cup with cooking spray when using honey. It will slide right out, ensuring you get every last drop in your recipe.
  • We know nuts are expensive, so when they go on sale it's time to stock up. Just pop them in the freezer, and they'll be good for about a year.
  • Other nuts work quite well. One of our favorites is almonds.
  • Originally published as Easy Pecan Pie Bars in Taste of Home September/October 2017

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    amsm User ID: 8302234 276287
    Reviewed Oct. 15, 2017

    "These were easy to make and disappeared fast! The buttery crust was a hit!"

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    SharonMac User ID: 7326823 276047
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2017

    "Delicious! And SOOOOooooo easy to make. I made them for a party and everyone loved them. They have become my new go-to recipe - especially when I'm in a hurry, which is most of the time..."

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    JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 273090
    Reviewed Sep. 16, 2017

    "I just made these and they are perfect! Like pecan pie, but instead of a pastry crust, a lovely cake mix/butter bottom. Like these better than pecan pie!"

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