15 Reviews

My family and friends love pecan pie bars. I used to use a recipe that had cake mix mixed with butter for the crust, but I didn't like the 'fake' flavor of the yellow cake mix crust. I chose this recipe because it uses real butter for the crust. Only made a small change: I used an extra 1/2 cup of pecans because I prefer a nuttier bar. A tip from my old recipe: line your pan with aluminum foil to overlap all 4 sides by about an inch so that you can easily lift the bars out of the pan to finish cooling. They are much easier to cut and come out neater this way. Plus you don't end up scratching and scoring your baking pan. Thanks for the recipe!

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Phunny Pharmer December 08, 2011

This did not turn out at ALL like I thought it would! I was expecting it to have the pecan pie filling atop the crust like other recipes I've tried... Instead it made an almost cake-like mess with pecans ontop! The flavor was good though, so although it wasn't right it was still pretty darn tasty.

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Kelsey B. October 12, 2014

Outstanding! I made them today for my birthday tomorrow, and DH's and my taste test threatened to clear the platter before the birthday even started LOL They are plain wonderful, and my gluten free flour mix worked great for the crust. I reduced the sugar in the crust a bit because we don't like it too sweet, but for the filling I followed the recipe to the letter, and it's so gooey yummy! Thanks for sharing this winner! Will make it again and again.<br/>Made for ZWT 9 / Creole and Cajun for The Apron String Travelers

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Mia in Germany July 27, 2013

Great pecan bars, and so easy to make - the whole family raved about them! Made for ZWT9.

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Marcasite Queen July 23, 2013

Well these were good. DH thought they were a little eggy, but I noticed that he kept eating them. And I love bar cookies, so much easier than a pie.I had no trouble with sticking, although I wasn't sure how high up on the pan to make the crust, so I made it a little high. But next time it will come out right.

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alvinakatz July 22, 2013

These were very tasty . I did have some issues with preparing them. I think I must have not cooked them quite long enough. I waited until the pecan topping was set and then allowed the bars to cool before cutting them but they were incredibly gooey inside and kind of crumbled a bit while I cut them. I ended up putting them in the freezer and it solved my issues and actually they taste really good cold and semi frozen.
So for flavor I highly recommend.
For ease of use...I'm not quite as sure. They are easy but not completely idiot proof (as I clearly demonstrated)

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HocoRuco November 21, 2010

Very good and easy to make. I have wanted to make pecan pie for so long but haven't because I would have to make the crust myself. These pecan bars are a very easy alternative. Thanks for sharing! I'm hoping that they will be a bit less sweet once fully cooled.

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Chef Baker Buff November 18, 2010

These were AWESOME! I thoroughly enjoyed them, and so did my friends. We were trying to decide if they are better after a couple of days, but I say that's a moot point as they are so good regardless! Nice to have a pick-up that is wonderful like a pecan pie! Thanks so much for sharing, Maryland Jim!

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alligirl September 28, 2009

these were fantastic. kinda like pecan pie but not quite. I think I did bake the crust just a little bit too long, but they were still tasty. Thanks so much for posting! Made for your week 1 win in the Football Pool 2009.

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Shelby Jo September 24, 2009

AMAZING BARS!!!! this recipe is easy and fast to put together.... these are my new favorite pecan bars!!!! thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!!

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Sari #2 June 30, 2008
Pecan Bars