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Pecan Pie Bars

You can’t go wrong with this classic pecan pie bars recipe! A delicious ooey gooey treat that is a holiday must have. 

a stack of three pecan pie bars

These pecan pie bars are a holiday must have!

This classic favorite dessert is melt in your mouth delicious and every bite tastes like a bite of pecan pie. 

The filling is the same delicious one that I use in my pecan pie brownies recipe too. It is irresistible!

close up view of the top of a pecan pie bar

These bars are made without the typical corn syrup, but you’d never know it!

how to make pecan pie bars with maple syrup

First, start by making the crust. 

Mix together the flour, butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla until combined.

Line an 8 X 8 baking dish with parchment paper (trust me, this makes it SO much easier to get them out). 

Use your hands to press the crust batter into the bottom of the pan, then bake until golden and beginning to brown. 

pecan pie bars in the baking pan before cutting

While the crust is cooking, stir together the filling. 

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, pure maple syrup, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, flour, vanilla, and salt.

Once mixed, fold in the chopped pecan pieces. 

pecan pie bars in an 8 by 8 baking dish

Once the crust is done cooking, pour the filling over the top. 

Bake the bars for around 30 – 35 more minutes.

How can you tell when pecan pie bars are done?

Once the edges are browned and the middle looks firm (moving the pan side to side does not result in the bars moving), they are done. 

Right around 35 minutes was perfect for mine. 

pecan pie bars stacked on wax paper

Now for the hardest part of the whole recipe – allowing them to cool!

This is torture for me as my house fills with the delicious smell of fresh baked pecan pie. 

Once the pan has cooled, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes, then you can cut up the bars! 

pecan bars from a side angle

This recipe makes 9 very large bars, but you could also cut it into smaller pieces as well. 

Let me tell you, this is worth every single calorie that is in it!

a stack of pecan bars

Forget pecan pie, these pecan pie bars will be on my Thanksgiving and Christmas baking list year.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for the perfect pairing!

More Holiday Desserts

three pecan sticky bars stacked

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Yield: 9 bars

Pecan Pie Bars

pecan pie bars stacked

Perfect pecan pie bars made with maple syrup and brown sugar.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Filling

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients for the crust - flour, butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla, until combined
  2. Line an 8 X 8 baking dish with parchment paper
  3. Use your hands to press the crust batter smoothly into the pan
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 22 - 25 minutes, until edges are golden and beginning to brown
  5. In a large bowl, mix together filling - the eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, flour, vanilla, and salt
  6. Once mixed, stir in the pecans
  7. When the crust is done baking, pour the filling over the top
  8. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, until set and no longer wiggly. The edges should be browned
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
  10. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then cut into slices

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 694Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 7gSugar: 41gProtein: 12g

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Ann

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

My whole family are in love with this recipe! The taste of these pecan pie bars is just phenomenal. These could brighten ANY day. Highly recommend everyone to give this dessert a try. Believe me, every bite tastes like heaven. Thank you so much for sharing this fab idea. Look forward to your new awesome recipes. You put so much love into what you’re doing. Keep it up!

Best wishes, Ann

Joy Shull

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I'm so glad your family enjoyed the recipe Ann, thanks for taking time to leave a comment! :)

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