Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

Decadent brown sugar and pecans on a shortbread crust -- like mini pecan pies in a melt-in-your-mouth bite! This recipe was my mother's and the squares are a hit wherever I take them. The dessert dish always goes home empty. I usually use pecans, but other nuts can work also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat crust ingredients together until crumbly (mixer works well).
  2. Press mixture into a 9x13 baking pan (glass works fine).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and chopped nuts. Pour over baked crust base and bake another 20 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares when cool.
Most Helpful

I made this for my Christmas platter and have frozen all but a few testers. They taste great and are extremely easy to make. Thanks for posting this simple recipe.

Eldeevee November 29, 2009

YUMMMMMMMMMMM! :-) These are much too easy to make! 12 ladies devoured these and were looking for more. Thanks for this sinful recipe!

Koechin (Chef) April 23, 2009

These were decadent...just like pecan pie! I usually make pies for the holidays, and made these instead, and they were gobbled up! The crust was easy and tasty; I will make these again! Thanks, Simple pleasures, for a variation on a family fave! Made for Spring PAC '09.

alligirl April 12, 2009