Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
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.
- 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
- 1⁄2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups dark corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Heat oven to 350.
- Grease 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, margarine and 1 egg at low speed until well blended.
- Press in bottom of greased pan.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.
- In large bowl, combine reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs at low speed until moistened.
- Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until well blended.
- Pour filling mixture over warm base; sprinkle with pecans.
- Bake an additional 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.
- Cool completely.
- Cut into 36 bars.
- Store in refrigerator.
These are great. My husband loves these.
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.
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.