Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pecan Pie Bars

These are amazing.  I've made them twice. Both times I ate too much. Waaaaayyyyy too much. 

But if you go to Costco and end up buying an enormous bag of pecans, well, then you'll just feel compelled to make these bars. Twice. 

I brought them to a party and everyone loved them. 

I suggest buying a huge bag of pecans.  Pronto.

Pecan Pie Bar Recipe
Recipe from Eats Well With Others

1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
8 oz. pecans
1 stick butter
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp. half and half

Cut softened butter into smaller pieces and smash with a fork (or food processor), with the flour, brown sugar and salt.  Mix until it forms small lumps and is evenly distributed.  Sprinkle into a 9 x 13 in. pan and press evenly onto bottom.  Bake shortbread in the middle of the oven until golden, about 20 minutes. While shortbread is baking, prepare filling.

Coarsely chop the pecans.   In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in brown sugar, honey and cream. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 1 minute.  Stir in pecans.  Pour pecan mixture over hot shortbread and spread evenly.  Bake in the middle of oven until bubbling, about 20 minutes.  Cool completely in pan and cut into bars.

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  1. My hubby loves these bars! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness....Pecan Pie is my #1 favorite dessert. Drool!

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  3. These bars look great, Debbi!!! I knew I should've stayed away from this post! Now I have to make them since I'm a pecan addict and have a bag in the freezer.

  4. I'm a step ahead of he game, I think! I already went to Costco and got tons of pecans! This looks like a wonderful way to use them.

  5. I think I would prefer pecan pie bars over actual pecan pie. I don't know why, but I just love bars. Fabulous!

  6. HI Debbi, wow....these look amazing. I'm scared to make them, because I KNOW portion control would be pretty much out the window if they were here. That said, I've bookmarked into the "Christmas" file! Hope all is well, have a great day!!

  7. Oh YUM! I would eat way to many myself! These look delicious!

  8. I think I would also end up eating WAY too many :)

  9. Please tell me there are healthy! I know they aren't though... I bet one bite is over 500 calories!

    Oooh, they look so good!

  10. these look really good!! I bookmarked these for when I Have an abundance of pecans :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!