Pecan Pie Bars

These taste just like pecan pie, but they are so easy. You can sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate chips over the crust before pouring on the filling for a chocolaty variation.

Serves: 36Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups light corn syrup
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 10" × 15" jelly roll pan with parchment, allowing it to overhang sides and ends slightly.
  • Stir together flour, ½ cup granulated sugar, and salt. Cut in softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly into the pan.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • Mix together corn syrup, eggs, ¾ cup granulated, brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour over hot crust.
  • Bake 25 minutes, or until set. Cool completely before cutting into bars.