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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 a 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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    • Janet
      Feb 5, 2021

      Very easy to make and absolutely delicious! Couldn't find milk chocolate toffee bits, so I used 6 Skor bars that I placed in a large Ziploc and smashed with a meat mallet. Worked perfectly. Will definitely make again and again!

    • Jeanne
      Jan 3, 2021

      These are easy and my husband as well as my mother in law loved them. Will make them again

    • carolynstowers
      Dec 31, 2020

      I made for New Years Eve . They were great, Will make again.

    • William
      Nov 25, 2020

      I'm really new to cooking, but these bars came out great. I do have an issue with the quantity of pecans bring expressed in cups, which I believe is a liquid measure. Shouldn't it be 8 oz. ? I upped the sugar a touch.

    • Jon
      Nov 24, 2020

      I made this today and it will be a regular on our dessert table and in our Holiday Cookie Gift Tins! Excellent flavor and texture. I “modified” right off the bat by mixing first large bowl ingredients in my food processor and then while par baking, mixed second large bowl ingredients in the same food processor bowl without washing or wiping out! Instead of folding in choc/ toffee bits and chopped pecans, I added Heath candy bars and pecan halves and let processor chop up for me then poured milk, egg, vanilla, candy/nut mixture over and finished baking. Cooled, covered, chilled! Cut 2 hours later into perfect bars!! Delicious! Thanks so much. My Mom Of Croatian descent has baked old world specialties for us our entire lives. This got a raised eyebrow and a smile! So thrilled, really...

    • Susana
      Nov 22, 2020

      I look forward to try it.. I need to ask about quantities used for the English toffee bits, equivalent to a cup,less or more ? Thanks Susana

    • Memories
      Nov 21, 2020

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    • Lisasp
      Nov 21, 2020

      Should pecans be toasted?

    • Phyllis
      Nov 20, 2020

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    • Clarice
      Nov 18, 2020

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