Pecan pie bars have a shortbread crust with a pecan pie like topping! This recipe works great for the holidays or even for bake sales.
My very favorite holiday pie is pecan pie! When I was a kid, my cousin convinced me to try a bite of the pecan pie that her mom had brought to the Thanksgiving dinner. Since she loved it so much, that I tried a bite and I’ve loved it ever since.
Once I got married, I asked my aunt for her recipe and found that it is actually her mom’s recipe. Now, my husband and kids love it when I make pecan pie and our families request it for holiday meals. So, I decided to try making some pecan pie bars to share with you.
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How To Make Pecan Pie Bars
To make the pecan pie bars, mix together flour and brown sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.
Pat into a greased 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with caramel ice cream topping.
Then, in a small bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, flour, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Stir in chopped pecans.
Return to the oven and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until set.
Allow the bars to cool and cut into squares. My kids and my nieces and nephews were a little skeptical of these bars but really wanted to try them. They all ended up loving them. The crust is like shortbread, the middle is sweet and gooey and the pecans are crunchy. It’s a delicious combination!
Looking for more Pecan Pie recipes? Try one of these next:
This Easy Pecan Pie without corn syrup is hands-down our FAVORITE PIE EVER and a must at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Includes tips for pecan pie problems!
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Dessert: This Pecan Pie Cheesecake Dessert recipe is TO-DIE-FOR with luscious cheesecake on a graham cracker and pecan crust topped with a gooey pecan pie sauce.
Margaret Simpson says
These look delicious! But when you say a 9-inch pan, is that a square pan, a round pan, a 9×13 pan? Can you please specify? Thank you!!
Yes, I used a 9-inch square pan.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I love love love pecan pie!! These bars have made me so happy. . love and pinned!!
Me too! Thank you Alice!
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
It doesn’t have to be a holiday or even fall for me to want these pecan pie bars! They look great!
Thanks Nancy! I think I could eat them year round too!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I’m in awe of the thickness of the crust. BEST bars ever!
The crust was pretty amazing! Thanks Dorothy!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
These look awesome! So perfect for fall! Pinned!
Another nice recipe. Thanks Tonia
Heather @ Shards of Lavender says
Tonia, these look like a perfect fall treat! We love pecan pie here too and I’m really liking your idea of turning the flavors into bars. The gooey center sounds heavenly!
Thanks so much Heather!
Those look delicious!
Thanks so much Vanessa!