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Pecan pie bars sitting on plate with scoop of vanilla ice cream with linen napkin and fork all on gray slate surface

Pecan Pie Bars

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Sure, making pecan pie is perfect at Thanksgiving, but it’s also time-consuming. These pecan pie bars are a great way to speed up the process and make them super handheld at the same time!


Ingredients

For the crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 tablespoons butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces

For the filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To prepare the crust, in a large bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt. Mix to combine.
  3. Add the pieces of butter. Coat the pieces with flour and cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter. Cut until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal and holds together when squeezed in a fist.
  4. Spray a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 jelly roll pan with nonstick baking spray.
  5. Spread the crust mixture evenly in the prepared pan and press down, making a crust. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 minutes. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling.
  6. In a bowl, whisk the eggs to break up.
  7. Add the sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  8. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  9. When the crust is finished, remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes until melted. Spread the chocolate on the crust.
  10. Pour the prepared filling over the top and smooth to the edges.
  11. Return to the oven and bake until the filling is set around the edges and jiggles slightly in the middle, 20-25 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and cool 2 hours before cutting.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 384
  • Sugar: 36.8g
  • Sodium: 123.5mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.6g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 52.6mg

Keywords: Thanksgiving, pecan pie