Pecan bars

November 11, 2012
Gimme some sugar!Gimme some sugar!Gimme some sugar!

Pecan Bars A great Choice Over Pecan Pie

Picture of Pecan Bars Recipe
Oh, it is that time of the year for baking special treats for family and friends.  I tried this recipe and fell in love with it for many reasons.  One I do adore pecans, second I really didn't want to make another pecan pie and third I was looking for sweet and simple! This great little recipe fit the bill!!

Total Time 1 hr 47 min
Prep  Time 7 min
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook Time 1 hr
Yield: 24 - 1 inch squares

Ingredients for the Crust:

1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (3/4 stick), cut into small chunks
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Ingredients for the Filling:

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
1/3 cup light corn syrup
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup toasted and roughly chopped pecans

Directions:For the crust:  Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving a few inches of overhang on
each side.

Combine the pecans, butter, flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and mix until mixture is well combined and resembles coarse cornmeal.  Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake around 20 to 25 minutes.

While the crust is baking prepare the filling by beating together in a mixing bowl- the sugar, molasses, corn syrup, butter, vanilla extract, salt and eggs in a small mixing bowl until well combined.

Remove crust from oven when done and immediately pour the filling over the crust and put back into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until set.  Remove from oven and cool completely before removing from dish and cutting.

Cut into 1 inch squares and place on your favorite plate, garnish if you like.
These bars are wonderful and very sweet- so 1 inch squares are a perfect size!

Any pecan recipes to share this season?


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