Pecan Pie Bars

 

Uniting a nation! Whether you say ‘Pea-can’ or ‘Pa-cawn’, these will make you say: Yum!! Bite-size bits of a southern classic makes this a finger-friendly staple to take to any potluck picnic, church social or holiday function.  Nothing says summer or the Fourth of July, like Pecan Pie with a tall glass of iced tea!  What a surprise to see these peek out of the picnic basket! Can’t you just see these piled high on a red check tablecloth?

Pecan Pie Bars

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Filling

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups pecans chopped
  • 1 2/3 cups corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3/4 stick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Hersheys chocolate syrup

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350º F
  • Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a blender or food processor, pulse together salt sugar, and flour until combined.
  • Slowly add cold butter and pulse until mixture is coarse and crumbly, (like little peas).
  • Put dough out into a lined baking dish and press it evenly into the bottom and around the edges.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove and set aside.

Filling

  • In large bowl, whisk together the corn syrup, sugar, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in pecans and make sure they are thoroughly coated.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Place pie into oven.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until filling has set.
  • Remove and let cool completely. Drizzle with Hershey's chocolate syrup. Cut into bars.
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