Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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These bars are rich and delicious - just like pecan pie! They're perfect for taking to potlucks and other gatherings...I always come home with an empty pan. —Carolyn Custer, Clifton Park, New York
Featured In: The 13x9 Thanksgiving
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press firmly onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat the milk, egg, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in toffee bits and pecans; spread evenly over baked crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool. Cover and chill; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Pie Bars in Country Extra March 1993, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 127 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press firmly onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat the milk, egg, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in toffee bits and pecans; spread evenly over baked crust.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool. Cover and chill; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Pie Bars in Country Extra March 1993, p49

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Patricia User ID: 7401890 286024
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2018

"I can't understand all the 5 star reviews as I thought these were slightly better than terrible. The recipe really needs tweeking because the end result is a thick layer of crust with a very thin layer of pecan topping. You would get a similar effect if you spread 1/4 t. of peanut butter over a piece of bread and called that a peanut butter sandwich. Nope, that's mostly just a piece of bread. The filling/topping needs to be doubled at least, but I'm not sure that would really fix this recipe. As it was, I added additional pecans because I knew 1 cup would not be enough for a 13 x 9 pan. However, additional pecans really didn't help because there just wasn't enough gooey topping (these bars are nothing like pecan pie). The bars really didn't look very nice either and were totally ignored at my party. Consequently, most of them were trashed. I definitely won't make these again."

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Jellybug User ID: 53068 282320
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2018

"Made these easy to make bars for Christmas and they were gobbled up in a flash. These will now be my to go bars."

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laneyhod User ID: 1286844 279849
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2017

"These are delicious! So easy, yet so good!"

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Hot Dodge User ID: 6835688 278263
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2017

"These were delicious! The toffee chips add another layer of flavor. The crust was easy, it's slightly sweet and buttery. The filing was easy too. I will definitely make these bars again. I think I'm done making pecan pie."

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tishathomas User ID: 1256141 278155
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2017

"QUESTION: Are the chips supposed to be soft like chocolate chips? The only kind of toffee flavored bits at Krogers where I shop are made by Heath, are crunchy and come in an 8 ounce bag. I know I will love these, which is why I gave them 5 stars....if I ever find out what product I am supposed to use."

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SharonMac User ID: 7326823 274931
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2017

"I love pecan pie, but I love these even more because they are so amazingly simple to make! I made them for a party and they were a big hit. Unfortunately, I didn't have any to bring home to the family afterwards. I will definitely make them again!"

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 270199
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

"These bars were amazing! I made them for a family reunion and everyone raved about them! We especially liked the addition of the English toffee bits."

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Emily User ID: 8976383 265690
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"I made these this weekend for a cookout and everybody loved them! I added chocolate in the middle to make them "Derby Bars," like you suggested on Facebook Live - great, great tip!"

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rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260628
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"I will never make another pecan pie. These bars a great! Everyone loved them at Thanksgiving. Anytime I'm baking with nuts, I always roast them in the oven for a few minutes first and it makes them so yummy!"

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russelkl User ID: 7012001 258504
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"Really good and easy!"

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