Friday, December 11, 2009

Southern Pecan Bars

Warning!  This recipe is not for the faint of heart!  It calls for lots and lots of B-U-T-T-E-R!  And, that's what makes these Southern Pecan Bars SO good!

Here in the South, nothing says it's the holidays to me and my peeps like pecan pie.  These Southern Pecan Bars take pecan pie to a whole other level!

So here's the recipe:

Southern Pecan Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup salted butter, softened (no subs)

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup salted butter (e.g. 10 2/3 TBSP)
3 TBSP heavy whipping cream
3 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Sift flour and powdered sugar. Add butter.

Cut 3/4 cups softened butter into flour and powdered sugar until it resembles coarse meal

Pat mixture on the bottom and 1 1/2 inch up sides of a 9 x 13 baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. 

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool pan on cooling rack. 

Once crust is cooled, bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and whipping cream to a boil over medium high heat. 

Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups chopped pecans.

Spread mixture evenly over prepared crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Cool bars completely before cutting. 


I'm too embarrassed to show you the dent we've put in these goodies tonight.  As I was trying to take a pic of the finished proudct, Big Daddy stuck his hand in front of the camera!  Can I just tell you as soon as I took this picture, this cookie was a gone pecan! 


  1. I found your blog through Kelly's Korner and oh my goodness do these Pecan Bars look AMAZING! I adore pecan pie and can't wait to try these. Thanks for the great recipe and pictures!

  2. i too came from kelly's korner and was looking specifically for these cookies. looks like a cardiac in a 9 x 12 pan, but who cares!!? i had them recently and wanted to make them myself. (i should probably give them away, but what the heck!!?)
    thanks for the great recipe. i'm off to make me some pecan bars!!


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