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Pecan Bars

March 2, 2020Teresa

Pecan Bars are really delightful. These bars start with a rich, chocolate chip cookie dough but are filled with pecans instead. I spread them out like brownies instead of making cookies. They turned out extremely rich and scrumptious.

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My husband overbought about 15 large bags of pecans during the holidays. I looked at all those extra bags and scratched my head. What on earth was I going to do with all those pecans? I added several additional cookies to our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza baking list. That’s what I did!

I made a Pumpkin Pecan Cookie which everyone loved. My Butterscotch Pecan Spice Cookies were originally going to be made without pecans. But I threw a few bags of pecans into that batch of cookies as well. We also made a few hundred extra Coconut Date Balls and Pecan Treats to get rid of some of them. Finally, I made these Pecan Bars to get through a few more bags of pecans. I still have several bags of pecans in my freezer for future projects, but I got rid of two-thirds of them, thankfully.

We had several people tell us that the Pecan Bars were their personal favorites in the cookie bags this year. If you can eat nuts, they’re really something special. Probably not quite as delectable as Pecan Pie, but almost as good. 🙂 They certainly are a lot easier to make than pie, and if you have an over abundance of pecans it’s a great recipe to use them up!

I served Pecan Bars during the holiday season, but these are marvelous any time of the year. They’ll cure any sweet tooth craving and the crunchy texture can’t be beat.

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Pecan Bars are wonderful.

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These luscious bars are terrific for any kind of potluck or tailgating party.

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If you enjoy pecans, this is a fabulous dessert to make.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt.

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Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chopped pecans.

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Stir ingredients well to combine.

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Spray an 18×25″ baking sheet with cooking spray. Press mixture into prepared cookie sheet.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Every bite of Pecan Bars will get your motor revving!

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Pecan Bars are terrific treats to serve for company, special occasions or holiday parties.

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Pecan Bars are easy to make and deliver on taste!

Here’s the recipe.

PECAN BARS

(My own concoction)

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Pecan Bars are ultra scrumptious. These rich bars are filled with pecans providing a rich, crunchy taste and texture that's out of this world. They'll cure any sweet tooth craving and then some! Marvelous dessert for potlucks, tailgating parties, special occasions or holidays.
Pecan Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delightful treats are absolutely dreamy. They'll cure any sweet tooth craving. If you enjoy #pecans you'll rave over this marvelous #cookie. #Holiday #dessert #PecanDessert #HolidayDessert #PecanPie #PecanBars #ChristmasCookieExchange #ValentinesDay
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Pecan Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delightful treats are absolutely dreamy. They'll cure any sweet tooth craving. If you enjoy #pecans you'll rave over this marvelous #cookie. #Holiday #dessert #PecanDessert #HolidayDessert #PecanPie #PecanBars #ChristmasCookieExchange #ValentinesDay
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease or spray a large 18x25” cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, combine butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, salt and baking soda.
  4. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  5. Stir in flour and pecans with wooden spoon until combined.
  6. Spread mixture into cookie sheet and pat down slightly to smooth top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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NOTE: Be careful not to overbake the bars or they may dry out.

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Nutrition Facts
Pecan Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pecan Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delightful treats are absolutely dreamy. They'll cure any sweet tooth craving. If you enjoy #pecans you'll rave over this marvelous #cookie. #Holiday #dessert #PecanDessert #HolidayDessert #PecanPie #PecanBars #ChristmasCookieExchange #ValentinesDay

We loved the way these brownies turned out.

Pecan Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delightful treats are absolutely dreamy. They'll cure any sweet tooth craving. If you enjoy #pecans you'll rave over this marvelous #cookie. #Holiday #dessert #PecanDessert #HolidayDessert #PecanPie #PecanBars #ChristmasCookieExchange #ValentinesDay

Several of our Christmas cookie recipients told us that the Pecan Bars were their favorite cookies this year! High praise, indeed.

Pecan Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delightful treats are absolutely dreamy. They'll cure any sweet tooth craving. If you enjoy #pecans you'll rave over this marvelous #cookie. #Holiday #dessert #PecanDessert #HolidayDessert #PecanPie #PecanBars #ChristmasCookieExchange #ValentinesDay

Pecan Bars are rich, decadent and crunchy. A delightful combination of deliciousness. 🙂

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