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Honey-Pecan Squares

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

2 dozen

When we left Texas to head north, a neighbor gave me so many pecans from his trees that my trunk was bulging at the seams. This is one of the squares I brought back for him the next year. He loved them! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
Honey-Pecan Squares Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring or vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides of pan. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the first six filling ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and maple flavoring. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with parchment, transfer to a cutting board; cut into bars.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 292 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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