Pecan Pie Bars

I love pecan pie. I just seriously cannot make a from-scratch pie crust for the life of me though! It is on my bucket list however.


These might be even better than pecan pie. It has everything you need in a sweet treat. A crisp crust, a delicious sweet filling, and the pecans on top crisped nicely from baking.

If you are a pecan lover, this recipe is for you!

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 1 C flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 TBSP butter, cold, cut into small chunks

Directions for Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 8×8 square baking pan with cooking spray
  • Place aluminum foil across two of the sides and the bottom of the pan allowing 2 inches past the top of the pan on those two sides. Lightly spray aluminum foil.
  • In a medium bowl, place flour, sugar, salt. Stir.
  • Add butter and cut into dry ingredients using a pastry cutter. Cut until they resemble coarse crumbs.
  • Gently pat mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

While crust is cooking, prepare the filling.

Ingredients for filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 3/4 C DARK brown sugar, packed
  • 3 TBSP butter, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 C pecans, chopped

Directions for filling:

  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs until combined.
  • Add honey, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and sea salt.
  • Stir.
  • Add pecans and gently stir to combine.
  • When crust is done, gently pour into crust. Use a spatula to spread to corners.
  • Place back into oven and bake for 25-27 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Place pan on a cooling rack.
  • When cooled, gently remove the bar from the pan using the aluminum foil to help you. You might need to use a knife around the edges first, and a spatula to help ensure the edges aren’t sticking.
  • Cut up bars according to your desire.

**You may have noticed that I used “sea salt” in the filling and not in the crust. Sea salt lends itself to helping your natural flavors shine a bit more when making something sweet like this treat. Where as when making this crust, normal salt won’t overpower the flavor.

Have a great weekend! I am really excited because next week we are heading out of town! It’s been long overdue!

Published by Emma Drennan

I am a mom of six kids! Through my time awaiting those rainbow babies, I was blessed with A Jubilant Hope! This blog is all about HOPE. Here you will find hope in and a testimony of Jesus Christ. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my faith is what sustains me. Here you will find me sharing digital printables, recipes, and quotes that bring me joy. Today, and every day, there is a reason to hope. Follow me as I share my journey @ajubilanthope and my new adventure @asliceofhumblepiepodcast.

2 thoughts on “Pecan Pie Bars

  1. Emma, Pecan pie is my fave! I’m hoping these taste like it & can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe! Love, Tami


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