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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 bars: 268 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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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."

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!"

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!"

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

"Really good and easy!"

mkgjohnson User ID: 253888 258472
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016


[email protected] User ID: 1434071 256884
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"I made these a few days ago, and they are really good. I was apprehensive about using the chocolate-coated toffee bits, but you could hardly tell there was chocolate in there. If you couldn't find the chocolate ones, I think the plain toffee bits would still be good. I found mine at Albertsons. Walmart and Kroger did not have them. Pecan pie is my signature dish at Thanksgiving, and I am seriously considering abandoning my pecan pie and making these pecan pie bars instead. They are THAT good!! I made it according to the recipe. My crust never resembled coarse meal, but it started coming together like pie dough and I just smashed it into the bottom of the pan. I had a little trouble spreading it over the whole pan, but I finally made it work. These are really easy to make and sooooo good! I love pecans, but I think other nuts would be good if you prefer walnuts or almonds. Peanuts might even work. As someone else said, they are not "messy" like pecan pie, but the crust was a little crumbly."

dutchcook1949 User ID: 1986190 256339
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"Dutch Grandma

I made these yesterday for the first time, following recipe exactly. Very good and easy! I will make again!"

nblackburn01 User ID: 8250688 256274
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Deannnr...the most popular brand is Heath toffee chips."

whiteswaninnbb User ID: 7703558 256233
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"deannnnR The English Toffee Bits are in the baking aisle with chocolate chips, etc."

deannnnR User ID: 6452045 256227
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Have'nt made yet,where do I find English Toffee Bits? Is it a type of candy?"

[email protected] User ID: 6824185 254777
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Very good and delicious! I used caramel flavored condensed milk and chopped dark chocolate. Everyone Loved it!!"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 254471
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"My husband loves these! None of us like toffee so I substituted a package of chocolate chips instead. Delicious!"

Sarahmccall User ID: 8672643 240001
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"I have made these for years after getting them out of a holiday cookie version of the TOH cookbook. Love them! I've used walnuts, almonds, and pecans and they all work great. When I use almonds, I add some chocolate chips after baking to the top and spread thinly once they start to melt. Instant almond toffee bars. My favorite TOH recipe by far!"

velvajean User ID: 2248904 237607
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"These sounds wonderful! I had to rate them in order to ask this question so I gave 5 stars for that reason. I'm wondering if I can use walnuts instead of pecans as I have a freezer full of walnuts, and I do have to use them instead of buying pecans. If anyone knows please let me know as soon as possible. I just may make them anyway and I will report back."

Wawkie73 User ID: 1881890 237572
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"This sounds so good. It sounds like it would be simple to make. My family likes pecan pie so I am sure they will like these."

arch1 User ID: 2934721 16764
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I made these following the recipe, also concerned about the toffee chips, but they are excellent! I took them to work and everone loved them and when I told them how easy they were to make they wanted the recipe. I cut them into small pieces as they are rich! Definately a new holiday addition to bake!"

spedlady User ID: 6508757 27626
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"After trying several other recipes for pecan pie bars, I found this recipe to be the most delicious. At first I was concerned about adding a bag of English toffee bits to the mixture, but found that it added just the right amount of sweetness. My husband loved these and I plan to make them often."

janet.wallenfang User ID: 2702506 16437
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"We tried a few different pecan pie bar recipes to find one that tasted the most like pecan pie, to send along to an event in place of pecan pie, which can be messy and difficult to serve to a crowd. This one is a very good bar, but does not taste enough like pecan pie to be a replacement. The kids picked another (messier) bar because it tastes more like the pie. Still might make this one again for holiday cookie trays!"

lizkottke User ID: 4765524 12730
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"I have made these bars several times and every time I do people ask for the recipe because it is so delicious. There are never any left overs!"

Alice_101 User ID: 5048055 40986
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Incredibly simple, and incredibly delicious!"

diane hixon User ID: 3130250 42086
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"These are always well received, and I make them for Christmas gifts"

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