Introduction: The Best Pecan Bars You Will Ever Eat

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

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.



Step 3: Cut and Serve

Let cool for a few minutes and then cut into squares.  I placed mine into some cupcake wrappers.

Eat while warm.  These are very moist and ooey and gooey.

Enjoy these and please comment.

Thanks

Comments

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hippie kitties (author)2013-11-19

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!!

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rwelgosh (author)hippie kitties2013-11-20

Corrected. Thank you.

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hippie kitties (author)2013-11-19

is the corn syrup light or dark for the filling? and does it matter? these do look delish! :)

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rwelgosh (author)hippie kitties2013-11-19

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. :)

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