Pecan Pie Surprise Bars (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by DuChick

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.

Top Review by Charmin228

These are great. My husband loves these.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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