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Easy Pecan Pie Bars

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Easy Pecan Pie Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 36

Sure, you could make a pecan pie but that’s so predictable. Surprise and delight everyone at the table with these easier-than-pie (pun intended!) pecan bars. A shortcut ingredient, Betty’s sugar cookie mix, makes it possible to whip up a batch of these shareable and easy pecan bars with just 10 minutes of prep time. They might even be the best thing to ever come out of your 13x9 pan—but we’ll let you be the judge. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 28, 2020
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

Crust

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg

Filling

1
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir all Crust ingredients until dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan using floured fingers. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir all Pecan Filling ingredients until well blended. Pour over hot crust.
  • 4
    Bake 15 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Now that you’ve got a pan of freshly baked bars, learn how to cut them so their looks are just as impressive as their taste! Here’s How to Cut Perfect Bars Every Time.
  • You’ve seen the easy version, so here’s a scratch take: Pecan Pie Bars include a dip in melted chocolate for an extra indulgent finish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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