Pecan Bars

    50 minutes

    Gooey and delicious. I love making these bars when I get a fresh big bag of pecans courtesy of a friend of mine who picks them.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 185g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/4 cups (155g) plain flour
    • 1 cup pecan halves

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x20cm square cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and pecans until just blended. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges begin to pull away from the sides of the tin.
    4. Allow bars to cool in the tin before cutting.

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    I just finished baking & tasting the Butter Pecan Bars. I changed the recipe due to the ingredients I had on hand. I used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose and I added 3/4 c. choc. chips to the mix. I made sure the sugars and butter were creamed to a fluffy light color. The final outcome was terrific. I can visually see the inside is soft and the outside is chewy. I cooked for 40 min. in a 350 oven. I had some pecans I wanted to use up and I am glad I found this recipe. Thanks!  -  01 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Too good. I made these for a tough crowd-we have several wonderful amateur cooks and one or two culinary professionals. Well, they all hovered over this plate of pecan bars and asked for the recipe. Be sure and let the recipe cool before cutting into bars-less mess.  -  12 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these for a cookout so I decided to go ahead and double the batch and cooked in a 9 1/2 by 13 1/2 pan and cooked for 50 minutes and it could have cooked for another 5-7 minutes to be perfect. I even accidentally put in a cup of walnuts and a cup of pecans (oops, I thought the bag I opened was pecans)and everyone still loved them not even noticing the difference. Will definately make again.  -  27 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)