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Chewy Pecan Pie Bars

This is one of my husband's favorite recipes, and he suggested I send it in. I've been making these pecan pie bars for many years. —Judy Taylor, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Pour butter into a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the next 6 ingredients; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spread over butter.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven. If desired, immediately dust with confectioners' sugar. Cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 180 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Deborah
    Oct 3, 2020

    I made these for my husband and he loved them! I did have to substitute maple extract for the vanilla because I was out but everything else the same! Super easy. This recipe is a keeper for me!

  • chagie1
    Jan 18, 2020

    Wonderful recipe and strongly tastes like pecan pie, hand held. My husband requested this back to back. The only change I made was using 1teaspoon vanilla extract and 1teaspoon almond extract. A definite keeper.

  • menkens
    Dec 7, 2017

    My review is question/comment ... I made with gluten free pastry flour which I have successfully used in the past added 1/2 cup mini-chips and 1/2 cup coconut & plan was to bake in a mini-muffin pans I always have great success with! Filled almost to the top (another VERY similar recipe suggestion) and that was too much; consequently they would not come out "whole"! I sprayed and put a bit of butter on the bottom of each prior to filling -- taste was wonderful! Ended up with muffin tops and "crumbs" which my husband added to his cereal -- so not a total waste of time! I'm going to attempt again maybe as a bar but use parchment paper to make for easier removal/clean-up!

  • Susie
    Jul 16, 2017

    ive made these 4 years/had lost the recipe/sadly they are a hit @ funerals

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 3, 2017

    Ive fixed these numerous times and everyone loves them!

  • Loiscooks
    May 22, 2017

    Easy recipe, but way too sweet for us. I doubt that I will be making these again. I don't know if the recipe would work with less sugar, but these were way too sweet.

  • annecooks
    Nov 24, 2015

    These are superb! I had another recipe that called for waaay too much flour and was such a disappointment after making them. But this recipe is the one I'll make from here out.

  • Veevee33
    Jan 14, 2014

    I made them for a cookie exchange. Everybody LOVED them! My friend said they were better than chocolate!

  • bnrudy
    Nov 9, 2013

    Baked in a mini muffin tin for bite size treats how long did you bake them and did you butter each mini muffing tin or did you use a non-stick sprayer

  • Lbzeller
    Jun 23, 2013

    I used 1 cup of dark brown sugar and 1 cup regular and these turned out so YUMMY!!!