Accidental Pecan Bars

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by PaNik

We were making pecan pie for Thanksgiving and my mom thought she needed to double the filling like she always does with frostings, etc. When the pie crust overflowed and there was still filling in the bowl, she was going to throw it out, but I decided to try a crumble-type crust to use it up. We had our pie, so we figured we would send the bars with our grandson/nephew to be with his other family. The bars came out so good that we did not want to share, but we stuck with the holiday spirit, shared, and made many more throughout the season! The cream in the filling is optional, but definitely worth it.

Top Review by cakes12

Loved this recipe! I made them for my nephew's graduation party. They were the first ones gone and it makes a big pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make crust, mix butter, brown sugar, egg, flour, baking powder, and salt until crumbly.
  2. Press into a large 10x15 baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  4. To make filling, wait until the crust is almost done.
  5. Blend the melted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and cream.
  6. Add the vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  7. Pour over crust.
  8. Bake at 350º for about thirty minutes until the filling begins to set.
  9. Cool slightly in pan and cut in squares.

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