Chewy Vanilla Pecan Bars

    35 minutes

    These pecan bars are deliciously soft and chewy. They are very quick and simple to make, which is how I like it!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 185g butter
    • 3 cups (450g) packed light brown sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 3 cups chopped pecans
    • 3 cups (375g) self-raising flour

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan.
    2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    3. Stir the eggs and vanilla into the brown sugar and butter. Mix in the chopped pecans and then the flour. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

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    Came out perfect the first time. Soft and gooey while still warm, then deliciously chewy the next day. I didn't have self-rising flour so I added baking powder and salt (the standard cheat). Excellent recipe; will definitely make again SOON!  -  08 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't know if I did something wrong, I followed everything word for word??? They tasted good but I had to use 1/4 cup more of butter because the batter was so dry. The batter is not spreadable so be prepared to push and mold it into the pan. I would make again just to try to see if I did something wrong.  -  05 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are soo good!! Like a butter pecan brownie. 5 stars cause it's so easy to put together and because they are soo good!! My dough was crumbly too, I just worked it together with my hands and then pressed it into the pan. Awesome Tonya!  -  05 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)