Closeup on a stack of three Pecan Pie  Bars sitting on a white plate.

My husband loves Pecan Pies and I like to make them for him. But pies can be … what’s the right word … complicated. So we came up with these Pecan Pie Bars. All the same yummy flavors of a Pecan Pie in cookie bar form. If you are looking for the sweet and creamy filling, the crunchy pecan topping, and the flaky crust without the rolling pins and pie pans we have you covered. Big thumbs up from the husband and they are the perfect easy dessert for a Fall potluck or Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy it as much as he did.

Collage image showing the steps for making the cookie crust for the Pecan Pie Bars.

Step 1: Add flour, sugars, salt, and cold butter that has been cut into slices or cubes into a mixing bowl. Mix until combined with a fork or a pastry cutter. (The mixture will be dry.)
Step 2: Press the mixture evenly into a lined 9×13″ baking pan. (Lining the pan with parchment paper will make it easier to remove the bars).
Step 3: Bake the crust in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

How to Make the Pecan Filing

Collage image showing the steps for making the Pecan Pie Filing for the cookie bars.

Step 3: While the crust is baking, make the pecan filling.  In a large bowl combine sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Step 4: Add in flour and salt and mix again.
Step 5: Add the chopped pecans.
Step 6: Stir until pecans are thoroughly mixed with the batter.

Baking Instructions

Collage image showing the Pecan Pie Bars before going in the oven and when they come out of the oven.

Step 7: When the edges of the crust are golden brown, remove the pan from the oven and pour the pecan mixture onto the hot crust.
Step 8: Return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Expert Tips and FAQ’s

How to Store/Freeze the Pecan Cookie Bars

Store the Pecan Bars in the refrigerator in the pan covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap if you are going to eat them in 2-3 days. If you want to keep them longer than that, you should freeze them. To freeze them, store them in an airtight container and separate each layer of bars with a piece of parchment paper.

Closeup on a stack of three Pecan Pie Bars sitting on a white plate, the top one has a bite taken out of it.

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Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

Yield 15-18 cookie bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Our Pecan Pie Bars are everything that is yummy about a Pecan Pie (sweet and creamy filling, crunchy pecan topping and flaky crust) in an easy to make cookie bar recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted Butter, Cold and cubed)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Corn Syrup
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Pecans (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Add 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar and salt to a bowl.
  2. Add cold butter, cut into slices or cubes
  3. Mix until combined with a fork or a pastry cutter. (The mixture will be dry.) Press the mixture evenly into a lined 9x13" baking pan. (Lining the pan with parchment paper will make it easier to remove the bars).
  4. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  5. While the crust is baking, make the pecan filling.  In a large bowl combine sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  6. Add in flour and salt and mix again.
  7. Add pecans.
  8. Stir until pecans are thoroughly mixed with the batter.
  9. When the edges of the crust are golden brown, remove the pan from the oven and pour the pecan mixture onto hot crust.
  10. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!