Yum Peaceful Cooking: Quick and Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quick and Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Do you ever have those nights when you've got a craving? You want something quick and easy. Something that will hit the spot with minimal effort. Something satisfying. You'll go for different and new as long as it's vaguely familiar. I mean, how disappointing would it be if you tried something for the first time and it let you down. Right?

Well, I tagged this recipe a while ago....


Omg!!! Seriously you guys?....what else on earth would I have been talking about?? 

(clears throat) Back to the recipe.....I absolutely love pecan pie. But I save it for those holidays. I'm afraid if I ate it all year around, it wouldn't be special anymore.....and then I wouldn't love it anymore and and and....then what? How horrible to not have a favorite pie, right?

So I saw these bars (mine look way different than the ones I saw) and I knew I had to try them. Oh...you wanna know where I saw them? Over at Brown Eyed Baker and she calls them Chunky Pecan Pie Bars.

They were yummy...and disappeared in no time...and they hit the spot. Chocolate, nuts, sweet, sticky, easy, quick...etc etc......you get the idea.

Now tell me to shut up and hand over the recipe already..

1 1/2 cups A.P. Flour
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed of course
3 eggs
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat your oven to 350' F and grease a 13 x 9 casserole dish (actually, parchment paper works wonderfully well too)

Mix together the flour, 1/2 cup softened butter and brown sugar

Press the flour mixture into the bottom of your casserole dish and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

While thats baking, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in the pecans and chocolate and pour into the casserole pan, once the "crust" is finished cooking.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until set. Let cool completely, in the pan before cutting into bars

It's like eating little mini sized pecan pies only it's got chocolate in them!!! And us women know how important chocolate is when we're having a craving....for that special something.

Printable Version:  Quick and Easy Pecan Pie Bars


  1. These bars look delicious! I can see why they would "hit the spot"! I'll love pecans and chocolate, they were meant for each other.

  2. For the record, my mind wasn't going anywhere it shouldn't have on your intro ;) Funny though!

    Glad you loved these, you can have them, I'm allergic to pecans and walnuts. Which is probably why I don't do desserts much, most of them have walnuts and pecans.

  3. I'm with Chris... I had no idea what the opening was all about... Must be a girl thing.

    But the bars, now that's a thing for everyone!

  4. I think I have all the ingredients in my pantry. Thanks!!!

  5. I love desserts like this! I'd take this over pecan pie any day!

  6. I love pecan pie! But these seriously look even better. There's something about bar cookies that I can't resist!

  7. I am with Reeni--bar cookies are irresistible and these look amazing.

  8. I bookmarked these too...and still haven't made them yet. I'm kind of scared of them. Because I think I will lose all self control around them. but when a craving hits...a girls gotta have what a girl's gotta have. If you know what I mean :P

  9. I can imagine eating one of these right now. Thick, dense, sticky, cholately, crunchy.....delicious:D

  10. Cristie - I think just about everything was meant for chocolate :)

    Chris - oooh bummer!! my next dessert post is nut free

    Dave - noooo...it wasn't a "girl" thing...but never mind LOL. Yes...the bars are a good thing for everyone

    Moogie - oooh cool!! so sorry I forgot to include the amount of corn syrup in the recipe when you saw it but I fixed it since then. Hope it didn't mess you up

    Michele - I think I still like pecan pie better..not sure why but this is wonderful as a non holiday dessert :)

    Reeni - The thing about bar cookies is they disappear sooooo easily hahahaha

    Deb - Thanks girl!!

    Joanne - I had a feeling these would be something you'd like LOL. Luckily for me...I have 2 teenage daughters who bring friends over...so I wasn't "forced" to eat them by myself. Not that I'd mind all that much....

    Kim - exactly!!! :)

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! It gave me a chance to find yours. Stealing this recipe, btw. Thanks! You have a nice blog, probably stealing some other recipes and making them also...so far everything looks wonderful!

  12. all the pecan pie taste but with no dough to fiddle with? and chocolate! phenomenal.

  13. OH my goodness do this look good! I'm such a putz at making bars, mine never seem to come out right!

  14. its 2 am and this was just the Xmas recipe that i was looking for - thanks so much and a very happy holidays to ya!


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