January 30, 2010

Best Pecan Bars

Best Pecan Bars
Best Pecan Bars
36 servings
Created by The MDM Team, Friday, 22 February 2008
Pecans are in a league of their own. While you might enjoy a handful of nuts here and there, you won't want to miss what this decadent dessert has to offer. It's a pecan lover's wildest dream.

  • 1 (18 oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix or butter recipe cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 inch pan.
  3. Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling.
  4. In a large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, butter and 1 egg at low speed until well blended.
  5. Press in bottom of greased pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  7. In large bowl, combine reserved 2/3-cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs at low speed until moistened.
  8. Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until well blended.
  9. Pour filling mixture over warm base; sprinkle with pecans.
  10. Bake an additional 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.
  11. Cool completely and cut into 36 bars. Store in refrigerator.
Additional Tips
Ready in 1¼ hour

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