Pecan Pie is a Favorite Southern pie.  Pecan Pie Bars are like eating a handheld pecan pie.  You can grab one and go.

PECAN PIE BARS PERFECT WAY TO EAT A SOUTHERN PIE

Southern Pecans

You can find pecan trees all over the south.  Growing up in Alabama I had family members who owned a pecan orchard.  I have lots of memories picking up pecans to earn extra money.  I also remember shelling the pecans for hours to put in the freezer.  Anyway, I loved pecans then and I love pecans now.  One of our family’s favorite ways to eat pecans growing up was in a pecan pie.  Today, I make these delicious Pecan Pie Bars mainly around Thanksgiving and Christmas time.  My children and my husband ask for these every year instead of a pecan pie, probably because they can just grab one and go.

How To Pronounce Pecan?

It is true that in the south we pronounce pecan like pe-con.  The reason is that people in the south who grew up using an outhouse used a pee can during the night.  So, If you say pecan (pee can) an individual who grew up in the south may bring you something besides pecans. Yes, I know what you must be thinking.  Too much information!  Well, this information was passed down by my father, his sisters and my husband’s grandparents.

Please give these pecan bars a chance!  We hope you enjoy them.

PECAN PIE BARS PERFECT WAY TO EAT A SOUTHERN PIE
PECAN PIE BARS PERFECT WAY TO EAT A SOUTHERN PIE
PECAN PIE BARS PERFECT WAY TO EAT A SOUTHERN PIE
Chocolate Dipped Pecan Pie Bars
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Pecan Pie is a Favorite Southern pie.  Pecan Pie Bars are like eating a handheld pecan pie.  You can grab one and go.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, dessert, desserts, pecan pie, pecan pie bars, pie, thanksgiving dessert, Thanksgiving Sides
Calories: 6161kcal
Author: Diane Roark

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • FILLING:
  • 4 eggs large, beaten
  • 1 – 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 -1/3 cups brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • DIPPING THE BARS INTO CHOCOLATE:
  • 2 cups of chocolate semi-sweet chocolate

Instructions

  • CRUST:
  • Spread into the bottom of a lightly greased 12 inch by 17-inch pan.
  • Put the dough in the bottom of the pan and place a piece of wax paper over it.
  • Press it out even in the pan.
  • FILLING:
  • In a large bowl mix all the ingredients for the filling.
  • Pour it on top of the crust.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes.
  • Melt 2 cups of chocolate in a double boiler. (Milk Chocolate or Semi-sweet)
  • Cool, and Cut into bars. Cut the pecan pie bars into triangles by cutting into large squares and then cut eat square into triangles.
  • OPTIONAL: Dip one end of the Pecan Pie triangle into the chocolate.
  • Let the chocolate pecan pie bar dry on wax paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 6161kcal | Carbohydrates: 728g | Protein: 104g | Fat: 353g | Saturated Fat: 95g | Cholesterol: 655mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 3893mg | Fiber: 68g | Sugar: 441g | Vitamin A: 1117IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 582mg | Iron: 37mg

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