Pecan Pie Bars

And here begins a barrage of Thanksgiving-related recipes that will please all of your tummies! I am starting the onslaught with Pecan Pie Bars. Alternate title: I REFUSE TO MAKE PIE. This recipe is ALL of the flavor with a fraction of the effort. If someone has asked you to bring Pecan Pie to Thanksgiving dinner, I've got your back! You are welcome!

These bars are ONE of the reasons I have gained a few pounds back over the past few weeks. Oh goodness, they are irresistible. They're nearly impossible to stop eating.

Thank you SO MUCH for reading and stay tuned for more Thanksgiving recipes!

Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie without the hassle!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 19, 2015

Serves: 16

Total time: 55 min

Pecan

Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, sugar and egg. Mix until creamy. Add flour and salt and stir until combined. Using your fingers (flour them, if needed), press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the pecans, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, 3 eggs and vanilla. Stir until combined. Pour over the crust and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until center is no longer jiggly.
  3. Let cool, cut into squares and serve with whipped topping (if desired).