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Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

This pecan bar recipe is the perfect little gift this winter. Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with a package of these nutty little bars to eat when they get home. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Spread over hot crust.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.



Test Kitchen Tips
  • To cut in butter quickly and easily, pulse it in your food processor.
  • Calling all chocoholics! For a delicious treat, scatter a handful of mini chocolate chips over the crust before adding the pecan mixture.
  • Check out more pecan desserts.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 bar: 157 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.