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Pecan Pie Bars

These pecan pie bars are rich and delicious - just like pecan pie! They're perfect for taking to potlucks and other gatherings...I always come home with an empty pan. These Kentucky Derby pecan pie bars are the perfect snack while watching the races. —Carolyn Custer, Clifton Park, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press firmly onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat the milk, egg, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in toffee bits and pecans; spread evenly over baked crust.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes longer. Cool. Cover and chill; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Pecans have a higher fat content than other nuts, so they’re more prone to going rancid. They’ll stay fresh for twice as long in the freezer as they would at room temperature.
  • Place a damp paper towel under your cutting board to keep it from slipping on the counter while you chop your pecans
  • Pecan Pie lovers can find more desserts here.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 127 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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    • newgrandma
      Oct 10, 2020

      These are delicious! But that being said, they ought to have a different name. They are not like pecan pie. But don't let that stop you from trying them. You won't be sorry!

    • gpeaches3
      Oct 5, 2020

      Delicious. Easy and quick to make.

    • Bev194769
      Oct 1, 2020

      I want to make these for my husband for Thanksgiving can the Toffee Bits be completely left out. Also what size are the pieces since you get 4 doz. out of a 9x13 dish.

    • bakermj
      Sep 28, 2020

      I’ve made these many times since First seeing the recipe, and folks LOVE them! I’m lucky to feed hundreds of people regularly, and these are a go-to. I use the crust exactly as written in the recipe but double the topping and use plain toffee bits.

    • Laurie
      Sep 16, 2020

      Very good and easy ! I made the mistake of getting plain toffee bits and it still turned out DELICIOUS !

    • David
      Sep 3, 2020

      Loved this! Thanks to the reviewers for helpful tidbits! I used parchment paper so I could lift out easily and cut them with pizza cutter. Thanks again for this recipe and helpful tidbits! This recipe is a keeper!

    • GiniLang
      Aug 26, 2020

      Hello and happy Greetings from Canton Ohio!What a great recipe followed everything exactly and it is 1 of the best desserts ever thank you so much for submitting it!!!! Gini Lang P.s. What's the secret to keep from eating all of them Take care everyone!

    • psbroxon
      Aug 22, 2020

      These are DANGEROUS! I had to take them to work to keep from eating them in one sitting.

    • Monica
      Aug 21, 2020

      Charlene, They are made by Heath and should be next to the Chocolate chips. Both Target and Walmart carry them.

    • Angela
      Aug 20, 2020

      These are rich and addictive, I have had to make them twice in 3 days, I did add toasted coconut to the crust the 2nd time around, they are sooo good and super easy! Loved it only took one bowl (rinsed for batter mixture) barely made a mess.