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PECAN PIE BARS

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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8 thoughts on “PECAN PIE BARS”

  1. Thanks for linking up your delicious Pecan Bars at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We loved them so much we’re featuring your post at the party this weekend! Hope to see you there!

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  2. My mouth is watering so much after a look at these delicious bars. I’m sure your family enjoyed them. I can’t wait to try them sometime!

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  3. Diane, this is one amazing recipe! I’m printing, besides all the other social media, cuz I want some and hope a neighbor makes me one TODAY! If I make it, I will eat the entire pan. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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  4. Diane, these look out of this world and so delicious. Definitely pinned and hope to try soon. Have a great weekend and hope you can rest a bit in the upcoming week, too 😉

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