Pecan Pie Bars

Brownies & Bars · Desserts · Pies & Tarts · July 16, 2018

With a buttery shortbread crust and caramelized pecan filling, it’s impossible not to love these sweet and nutty Pecan Pie Bars. Make them for dessert on Thanksgiving, or even as a homemade neighbor gift during Christmas time. Anyone who likes pecan pie (and even those who don’t!) LOVE these Pecan Bars.

Pecan Pie Bars

BEST EVER Pecan Pie Bars

Hi guys, Kellyn here with another tried and true recipe. You know I’m a freak about chocolate desserts. Well, every once in a while we’ll come across a non-chocolaty treat that is just worthy enough to fall under the “Non chocolate, but still YUMMY” dessert category. Today I’ll be sharing one of them with you – Pecan Pie Bars!! Pecans are especially popular this time of year during the holidays, but don’t make the mistake of thinking this is strictly a seasonal recipe. These yummy Pecan Bars are so gooey and addicting, you’ll likely find yourself making them year round.

If you’re a fan of Pecan Pie, you will absolutely LOVE these bars. Even my sister who thought she hated pecan pie adored these pecan pie bars. That tells you how good they are! I mean, with a buttery shortbread crust and caramelized pecan filling, it’s impossible not to like these sweet and nutty bars. I’m thinking we might make these for dessert on Thanksgiving, or even as a homemade neighbor gift during Christmas time. Give them a try, and I think you’ll agree they are the BEST.

Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust

Pecan Bar Recipe

Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

How to Make Pecan Bars:

Start by making your shortbread crust. Mix flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl, then cut in cold butter to create coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. To make the filling, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in pecans. As soon as the crust is done baking, spread the filling over the hot crust. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, until filling has set. Cool completely before serving or cutting.

You can put the bars in the fridge overnight to help them set before cutting them. If you have leftovers afterwards (which isn’t likely since they disappear quickly πŸ˜‰ ), you can definitely freeze the remaining bars. You can keep them in gallon sized freezer bags with parchment paper in between each layer of bars. They will keep for up to 6 months!

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

For anyone that loves the classic Pecan pie recipe, they will definitely love the bars version. πŸ˜‰

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

With a buttery shortbread crust and caramelized pecan filling, it's impossible not to love these sweet and nutty Pecan Pie Bars. Anyone who likes pecan pie (and even those who don't!) LOVE these Pecan Bars.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 581 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c cold butter cubed

Filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 TB butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Mix flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter to create coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in pecans. Spread over the hot crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.

  3. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, until filling has set. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 53g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted fromΒ tasteofhome.

BEST EVER Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 12-15
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: Baked in a 9×13
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
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    Crystal

    OMG!! I’m going to have to make these next weekend when my daughter comes home. Her and I LOVE pecan pie!!! Can’t wait to make this!! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

      Lil' Luna

      You’ll love these!! Let me know what you two think! Thanks so much!!

    Melissa Coz

    I made these for Thanksgiving and they came out amazing and so easy to make.

    Heather M. Whipple

    So looks like letting any pecan pie set up means baking until set, right?
    No I have not made a pie from scratch before
    Ever. So the words , let the pie set up and let the filling set , are very New to me.
    These pecan pie bars look delicious .
    Please let me know by e-mailing me to the address [email protected]

      Kristyn Merkley

      Set is just thickened up a little. Looks ready to eat πŸ™‚ Hope that helps! Good luck!

    Elizabeth Dudgeon

    I have made these three time during the holidays for pot luck meals and they were such a hit, I have made other pecan pie bars but never even came close to your recipe. I carry the recipe on cards when I take these to functions. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.

      Kristyn Merkley

      Awe, thank you!! I love hearing that!! Thank you so much for sharing that recipe!

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