Pecan pie bars on a marble slab
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Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars are a simple dessert that has stood the test of time. With a buttery cookie crust and chocolate topping, you'll never need to make pecan pie again.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecans
Servings: 24
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

COOKIE

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans toasted

PECAN FILLING

  • cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups pecans roughly chopped and toasted
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan.

Cookie:

  • Beat butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. On low speed, gradually add the flour and pecans and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Transfer to the prepared pan and press into an even layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until edges are slightly browned.

Filling:

  • While the cookies are baking, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla and salt. Stir in the pecans.
  • When the cookie layer is done, remove from the oven and pour topping over the cookie layer. Return to the oven and bake for 35 minutes, until the top is set and slightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then using an offset spatula or a knife, spread the chocolate over the topping. Cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg