Gooey Pecan Pie Bars
Recipe from Midwest Living

These rich, buttery, thick cookies taste like pecan candies in a crust.

Gooey Pecan Pie Bars

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Servings: 20 to 32
Serving size: 1  bar
Yield: 20 to 32 bars
Prep Time: 25 mins
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  • 2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup 
    granulated sugar
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
  • 3/4  cup 
    butter or margarine
  • 1   cup 
    packed brown sugar
  • 1   cup 
    light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2  cup 
    butter or margarine
  • 4   
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2  cups 
    finely chopped pecans
  • 1   teaspoon 
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 3/4 cup butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. press the mixture evenly into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned; set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Place the eggs in a medium bowl. Gradually stir about 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into eggs. Return all mixture to saucepan. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour nut mixture over baked crust.
Bake the bar cookies for 30 to 32 minutes more or until the filling is set. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars to serve.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 363, Fat, total (g) 23, chol. (mg) 75, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 39, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 534, sodium (mg) 175, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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