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Pecan pie bars stacked on waxed paper, with whole pecans in the background.
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Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan pie bars! Everything you love about pecan pie, in easy bar form. Caramel-y pecan filling on a buttery shortbread crust. No corn syrup!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pecan pie bars, pecan bars, pecan pie bars, pecan pie bars recipe, pecan pie squares
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 277kcal


For the Shortbread Crust:

For the Pecan Pie Filling:


To Make the Shortbread Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, and salt.
  • Cut in the cold butter until only pea-sized pieces remain.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, pressing it into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until set.

To Make the Pecan Pie Filling.

  • Whisk the eggs, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, melted butter, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Fold in the pecans, and pour the mixture over the partially baked shortbread crust (it's ok if the crust is still hot).
  • Bake the pecan pie bars until the filling is set (20 to 25 minutes).
  • Cool completely, run a thin knife around the edges to loosen, then remove to a cutting board to cut into squares.



Click here for my favorite pecan pie recipe: Pecan Pie Recipe.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg