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pecan pie bars with pecans on top

Pecan Pie Bars

These delicious pecan pie bars will quickly become your family's favorite dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie bars, pecan pie squares
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
let bars chill for 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 2 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 395 kcal
Author Joanna Stephens

Ingredients

Crust:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp cold water

filling

  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Start by making the pie crust, if you are using a store bought crust then simply place it in the bottom of a 9x12 inch cake pan.

Pie Crust

  1. Cut your butter and cream cheese into cubes then place in a medium bowl.

  2. Add in your flour and sugar. Then using a pastry blender or two forks, cut the flour into the butter and cream cheese until crumbly.

  3. Then, add in the water. Knead the dough with the palms of your hands until the dough starts to come together. Then, refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes.

  4. Roll the dough into a rectangle and place in your 9x12 inch cake pan.

  5. Pre-bake the pie crust at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.

Filling

  1. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and dark corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together for about 2 minutes.

  2. Then, add in your vanilla extract, and eggs. Whisk again for another couple minutes and then add in your flour.

  3. Finally, pour in your chopped pecans. Stirl this with a rubber spatula and then pour into your cake pan with the pre baked pie crust.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 32-34 minutes. The edges will bet set, but the center my still be gooey.

  5. Completely cool the cake pan, then place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill. This also helps the bars come out cleaner when you cut them.

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 533IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.