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The best Pecan Bars you will ever eat

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These Pecan bars are a great alternative to Pecan pie and you can make them into individual sized squares so everyone can enjoy.  These, by far, are the best Pecan Bars I have ever made.

Crust
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Filling
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 Large eggs
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
 
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Step 1: Make the crust

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Beat at a medium speed and scrape the sides often until the mixture looks like big crumbs.

Once thats done, stir in 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped pecans and mix well.

Press this crust mixture evenly into a ungreased 13x9 baking pan and bake this for around 18 minutes.  Mine was 18 minutes exactly.  The edges should be a light golden brown.

Step 2: Combine the cookie filling and bake

Combine all the filling ingredients except the pecans in the mixing bowl and mix well.

Filling
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 Large eggs
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt


Now add in the 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans.  The picture has everything mixed all together.

Spread this evenly over the baked warm crust and then bake for 30-35 minutes.  The filling should be set and a knife should be able to come out clean.



Thanks! you mention both light and dark corn syrup in the ingredient lists. I wasn't sure which to use. My mom will love these!!
rwelgosh (author)  hippie kitties8 months ago
Corrected. Thank you.
is the corn syrup light or dark for the filling? and does it matter? these do look delish! :)
rwelgosh (author)  hippie kitties8 months ago
Hey Hippie kitties,

Thanks for the comment. I used light corn syrup as I think it gives it a nicer look. I have never tried dark but Im sure it would taste just as great. Please try them. They are very good. :)