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    Pecan Pie Surprise Bars (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 10 mins

    15 mins

    55 mins

    DuChick's Note:

    This is the 1971 winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off. It was created by Pearl Hall of Washington. It's described as "delicious as pecan pie" only easier to make and much more portable to eat in bar form.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Base

    • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) package butter recipe cake mix
    • 1/3 cup margarine or 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 1 egg

    Filling

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Grease 13 x 9 inch pan.
    3. 3
      Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, margarine and 1 egg at low speed until well blended.
    5. 5
      Press in bottom of greased pan.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.
    7. 7
      In large bowl, combine reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs at low speed until moistened.
    8. 8
      Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until well blended.
    9. 9
      Pour filling mixture over warm base; sprinkle with pecans.
    10. 10
      Bake an additional 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.
    11. 11
      Cool completely.
    12. 12
      Cut into 36 bars.
    13. 13
      Store in refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 17, 2010

      55

      These are great. My husband loves these.

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    • on November 29, 2009

      35

      These tasted good, but they were a gooey, sticky mess to cut and plate. I let the individual pieces sit overnight on parchment paper because they were sticking to the platter and the next day I was able to plate them up. They were better a couple of days after they were made. I cooked for 15/35 minutes and used 2 cups pecans.

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    • on January 25, 2009

      55

      Made these as one of my new Christmas treats--made exactly as written. Have already had 2 requests for the recipe and another batch. These are fabulous.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pecan Pie Surprise Bars (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

    Serving Size: 1 (41 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 156.2
     
    Calories from Fat 54
    34%
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 23.7 mg
    7%
    Sodium 142.9 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.1 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 12.9 g
    51%
    Protein 1.6 g
    3%

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