Pecan Pie Bars

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by MA HIKER

These are so amazingly delicious! I make them at Thanksgiving each year and even though they are so rich, they go very quickly. The secret to the great flavor is toasting the pecans - it makes a huge difference.

Top Review by Fred_Retter

I had some issues with this recipe, and I think it's mainly because I tried to halve it. The amounts just weren't quite right, I don't think, and it took a lot longer to bake that what I thought it would. It turned out kind of soupy, and the crust was falling apart. The flavor was good, but they weren't really "bars" - the only way to eat them was in a bowl with a spoon. I will probably try to make them again using the full recipe to see if I get better results.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chop the pecans in a food processor.
  2. Roast in a jelly roll pan in 350 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Watch carefully – do not let burn.
  4. Take out and let cool.
  5. Whiz the next four ingredients in a food processor until it forms small lumps.
  6. Spread into a 13 by 9 inch pan and press into an even layer with a spatula (or your fingers).
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven until it is just starting to color, about 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the brown sugar, honey and cream.
  9. Simmer for a minute and stir in the nuts.
  10. Pour over the hot shortbread base and return to the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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