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Pecan Pie Bars

These bars prove that square is not another word for boring! With the ooey-gooey factor, plus the crunch of pecans and salt, the bourbon-flavored pecan bars are so good, pecan pie lovers are going to go nuts! If you’re a fan of pecan pie, you’ll want to get your hands on these.

Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars transform the classic Thanksgiving dessert into a finger-friendly sweet that stacks pecan pie filling atop a buttery shortbread delight
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy Pecan Bars, Pecan Pie Bars, Pecans
Calories: 308kcal

Equipment

  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 9" Wire Whisk
  • 2-Quart Saucepan
  • High-Heat Scraper
  • 12-Inch Skillet
  • 9 x 13-Inch Pan
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons 

Ingredients

THE CRUST, MELT

  • 2 Sticks unsalted butter (16 Tbsp.)
  • cup Packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Bourbon
  • ½ tsp. Table salt
  • 2 ½ cups All-purpose flour

THE FILLING, HEAT

  • ¾ cup Packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Bourbon
  • Sea salt
  • 3 cups Coarsely chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • ½ tsp. Table salt
  • 1 tbsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. Unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup Pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment or foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang.
  • For the crust, melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until brown bits form on bottom of skillet, 20–25 minutes; remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
  • Combine brown butter, brown sugar, bourbon, and salt in a bowl; stir in flour until combined. Press crust evenly into prepared dish; bake until lightly golden, 15 minutes.

The Filling

  • heat brown sugar and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium. Cook filling, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes; let cool 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in butter, bourbon, vanilla, and salt. Slowly whisk in eggs until incorporated. Stir in pecans and pour over crust.
  • Bake bars until a toothpick inserted into center comes out mostly clean, 30–35 minutes. Transfer bars to a rack, let cool completely, then cut into bars.
  • Cover and store leftover bars at room temperature, or refrigerate up to 1 week

Notes

Per bar, Calories: 308

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories308
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 20g 31%
    • Saturated Fat 7g 35%
  • Cholesterol 41mg 14%
  • Sodium 106mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
    • Protein 3g 6%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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