Pecan Pie Bars

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

Today I’ll be sharing with you a fall favorite – 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 this delicious dessert all year round.

If you’re a fan of Pecan Pie, you will absolutely LOVE these bars. 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.

Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust

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, which means they can be made a day ahead of time. Perfect for holiday!

Pecan Bar Recipe

How to prevent top from being runny? Make sure it’s baked all the way. You want to make sure the top doesn’t jiggle, and if it does, be sure to bake it a bit longer.

How to store pecan pie bars? If you have leftovers afterwards (which isn’t likely since they disappear quickly), you can cover them and place them in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How to freeze pecan pie 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. 😉

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

5 from 15 votes
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

Instructions
 

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

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    These hAve become my #1 favorite pecan recipe! With the shorTbread crust, these bars ARE BETTER than Pecan pie which used to be my favorite Fall dessert. Search no more for pecan pie bar recipes. These are to die for! Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I usually make pecan pies for Thanksgiving but decided to try pecan pie bars this year. I may never make pies again! These are delicious and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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