Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Pecan bars are made with a flaky shortbread crust, crunchy pecans, and a perfectly chewy filling. These treats feature all of the beauty of a rich and delicious pecan pie — in bar form!



• 1 cup butter softened
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons water
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
• 1/2 cup salted butter
• 1 cup corn syrup
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 4 large eggs beaten
• 2 cups pecans halves or chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in water and vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour and pecans until well combined.
  4. Press the crust mixture onto the bottom of the 9x13 pan. Press firmly and make sure there is a small lip around the edges.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven.


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once melted, add corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine until everything is fully melted.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs and stir in pecans.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the warm cooked pecan crust.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center 1 inch, comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely and slice into squares and enjoy!

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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