Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

Can you believe we’re in the midst of November already? Time’s flying by. When I was growing up there was always a pecan pie and pumpkin pie. I’m not sure who’d make them, but they were always there. I just assumed that grandma or one of my aunts made them. My mom always said she was horrible at making pies, so she left it to others. Mom’s the master of fudge. She makes the best fudge ever!

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

With her not making any of the yearly pies, no one ever taught me how to make one. Fast forward 20 something years and I still don’t make pies. It’s not from the lack of trying. I’ve tried numerous times and sometimes they turn out amazing and sometimes they flop. I feel like they’re never perfect. J

You know that saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again!” Well, when comes comes to pies, I have and I’m still get frustrated! So when it comes to pies and me making them, put a fork in me….I’m done! Pun totally intended! So what comes next you ask, let’s talk bars.

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

Since I felt like I couldn’t make a pecan pie and pecan pies are my favorite pie of all times. I knew I needed to make some pecan pie bars. Now bars are my thing. I can make those no problem. Dare I say I like bars more than cookies?

I played around with a few recipes and came up with bars that tastes just like a pecan pie. Sean told me that he would prefer these then a regular pecan pie and I completely agree with him. They are so delicious!

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

You guys, these bars are so good! They have a ooey gooey center just like pecan pie and a crust that’s crumbly and buttery. YUM! This recipe makes a big batch, so it’s perfect for Thanksgiving day, a potluck or any time you want to feed a crowd.

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!

I do wish I would have made some homemade whipped cream for these bars. A nice size dollop on each square would have been great. Don’t get me wrong, they taste perfect without it, but who can beat homemade whipped cream. I hope you make these soon. You’re going to love them and have a stress-free pie eating day!

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Pecan Pie Bars

Ingredients:

Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
Pecan Filling:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 10x15 jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles pea sized crumbs. Press into a prepared jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  4. For the pecan filling, whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Once whisked add the corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  5. Spread filling over the hot crust.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until filling is set (you might want to place another pan under your bars in case some of the liquid spills over).
  7. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  8. Serve & enjoy!
 
You can also place a dollop of whipped cream on top for added flavor. To make homemade whipped cream: take ¾ cup heavy whipping cream and 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar, place in a medium sized bowl. Using your hand mixer, whip until medium peaks form. There you have it, some yummy homemade whipped cream.

These Pecan Pie Bars are easier to make and serve rather than traditional pecan pie. Perfect for holidays or an any time treat!