Pecan Pie Bars

With the holidays approaching, I wanted to share an easy recipe to take to your family, work, or church dinner!  It’s yummy, buttery, and need I say more?

I love pecan pie {I get it from my momma}.  Actually, I love pie in general.

Pecan pie is gooey, crumbly, and a little messy right?  These pecan pie bars are so easy to cut at home.  Everyone can grab one {or two} for dessert {no mess} after {or before} dinner!!


First, you start with the “crust.”  It’s always one of my favorite parts of pecan pie!  While it’s baking you start caramelizing the pecan mixture.


When the crust is finished baking, you immediately pour the pecan filling over it!


Mouth watering yet?  Bake all that golden goodness and here is your reward…


After it completely cools {trust me, it will feel like eternity}.  Go clean, fold laundry, take a shower, keep yourself busy for goodness sake.  Then cut into whatever size squares your little heart desires.


Seriously, they are so yummy.  You’ve got to try these!  I know they’ll be a big hit at your holiday party!




You can find the original recipe at And They Cooked Happily Ever.


For crust:

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. of salt


For topping:

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup of honey

2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a 9×13 in. cake pan with foil, leaving enough for a 2 in. overhang on all sides (I sprayed my foil with non-stick cooking spray just in case).
  2. First make the crust by creaming together the butter and brown sugar.  Add in the flour and salt and mix until crumbly.
  3. Press the crust into the foil-lined pan and bake for 20 min. until golden.
  4. While crust bakes, prepare the filling by combining the butter, brown sugar, honey and heavy cream in a saucepan on medium heat. Simmer the mixture for 1 minute, then stir in the chopped pecans.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven and immediately pour the pecan filling over the hot crust spreading it to cover the entire surface.
  6. Return the pan to the oven and bake an additional 20 min.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the bars to fully cool in the pan.
  8. Use the foil overhang to remove the bars from the pan and transfer to a cutting board.  Peel off the foil and slice into bars.


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