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Honey-Pecan Squares Recipe

Honey-Pecan Squares Recipe

When we left Texas to head north, a neighbor gave me so many pecans from his trees that my trunk was bulging at the seams. This is one of the squares I brought back for him the next year. He loved them! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring or vanilla extract


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides of pan. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the first six filling ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and maple flavoring. Pour over crust.
  • 3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with parchment paper, transfer to a cutting board; cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 292 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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[email protected] User ID: 6824185 125630
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"Awesome bars! I make these all the time, I get requests for them for bday gifts and potlucks. :-)"

sav0808 User ID: 4530296 152850
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"I've made these a couple of times now and each time they got rave reviews, I think I have a new tradition."

herbncowgirl User ID: 6608322 189391
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"These were an undeniable success with my family. I used walnuts instead of pecans but I'm sure it would be just as great with pecans. I used a bench knife to cut up the cookies but a sturdy spatula pressed straight down (instead of a knife) would do as well. Definitely remember to line the pan with parchment. It makes getting the cookies out a snap."

MBenton1223 User ID: 6296115 199886
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"Amazing! I will definitely make these again and again!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 119408
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Wonderful!!! My husband's new favorite!!"

LiLnikky25 User ID: 7451385 152837
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"i thank that it looks pretty good and i'm sure that it would taste wonderful and taste delicious and i'm a very big fan of any kind of pecans pies or deserts as well and i would rate that a 100% ... nikky"

wildfire949 User ID: 1465641 125619
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"[email protected] .... yes this recipie can be frozen, I have done it many times. Wonderful for cookie exchanges."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 195720
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"You're all correct, these should be baked in a 350º oven. Thanks so much for pointing that out! It will be corrected in our system soon."

[email protected] User ID: 7045853 213439
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Does anyone who has tried these know if they can be frozen? I want to get a head start on Christmas cooking"

marilynkennedy User ID: 6359601 188028
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013


yopi1960 User ID: 7113129 140266
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I preheated and baked at 350. This is a great recipe. We all loved the texture and flavor. I thought the crust was a little dry when I was mixing it but I followed the directions and it turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing this. It is a keeper!!!"

Hamerx User ID: 6240422 200319
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"You can't preheat the oven to 50 degrees, unless your house is cooler than 50 degrees. Your oven will be at the median temperature that you house is. It has to be 350"

Petunia4141 User ID: 6984652 213438
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"No, I'm pretty sure it's "preheat to 50 degrees".(P.S.---I was kidding! Of course it's 350 degrees. Common sense...........) :>)"

slovenskadekle User ID: 4755234 198615
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Preheat oven to 50 can't be right. Is it 350 ???"

loken User ID: 3014735 123145
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"What is 50 degrees, what is the proper oven setting??? Recipe sounds good."

Sueste User ID: 7440545 139250
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"this recipe says 50 degrees is that right?"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 123144
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"easy to make and tastes great!"

crazee529 User ID: 6207446 198073
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I'm making another pan of these! My family loved them."

cherab01 User ID: 3064320 199885
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"Excellent! I am making these for my annual cookie exchange!"

darlin579 User ID: 6443093 123143
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012


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