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The Best Pecan Pie Bars

The Best Pecan Pie Bars

The Best Pecan Pie Bars!!! These are Mind blowingly delicious! Just the right combo of rich gooey pecan pie filling, lots of rich pecans and a yummy buttery crust.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Pecan Pie Bars, How To Make Pecan Pie Bars, Pecan Pie Bars, Pecan Pie Bars Recipe, The Best Pecan Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 689kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1/4 Cup Toasted Pecans
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Cold Unsalted Butter Cubed


  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons 1/2 Stick Cold Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Bourbon
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Large Egg Lightly Beaten
  • 2 Cups Pecans Toasted and Chopped


Make the Crust:

  • Preheat the to 350 degrees. Line an 8X8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending the edges of the foil on one side, 2 inches. Rotate the pan and line it with a second sheet of aluminum foil perpendicular to the first, extending the edges of the foil 2 inches on the other ends. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In the work bowl of a food processor, add the flour, brown sugar, pecans, salt and baking powder. Pulse ingredients about 5 times or until the mixture looks like coarse sand. Add the butter and pulse again about 8-10 times. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and press in evenly. Bake in preheated oven until crust begins to brown, about 20 minutes.

Make the filling:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar, melted butter, corn syrup, bourbon, vanilla and salt until just combined. Whisk in the egg just until incorporated.
  • Pour the filling mixture over the hot crust and then top evenly with pecans.
  • Bake until the top forms cracks and is brown, 22-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack completely. Cut into bars.


Calories: 689kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.3mg