Monday, June 21, 2010

Pecan Pie Bars

These bars taste just like pecan pie, but they're so much easier to make. They taste best at room temperature, so be sure to let them cool completely. 

4 tablespoons butter
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 cup pecans 

For the crust:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Combine the butter, flour, brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Mix until it is well-combined and resembles coarse meal. Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
For the filling:
Whisk together the brown sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, salt, and egg whites. Add the pecans and coat evenly in the mixture. Pour the mixture over the warm crust and bake for 20 minutes or until the top is brown and set.
Allow the pan to cool completely before cutting the bars.


  1. Wow these look amazing. I have some leftover pecan nuts and maple syrup as been baking cakes with them so may have to give this a try.

  2. They look even better than pecan pie....I do love pecans!!

  3. These ARE amazing! Easy to make and very addictive. The only deviation from the recipe was dark corn syrup instead of light (all I had).