{Secret Recipe Club} Pecan Pie Bars

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again.  Did you miss us last month?  We all took a month off so Amanda (the founder of this great club) could do some revamping.  But we’re back and are you ready for this one?!?!

My blog assignment this month was Male Cotte – A Little Blog That Feeds a Huge Appetite for Cooking.  I was so excited when I clicked on the link and Chris’s blog came up.  Oh man!  Where to start?!?!  Her recipes are amazing.  She appears to have a little bit of a sweet tooth like me =o) so it wasn’t hard to find a recipe that I wanted to make.  The only problem… I had to make only one!  Ugh.  How can I chose just one when my ever growing “to make” list of her recipes includes: Oreo Cookie No Bake Cheesecake, Peppermint Patty Mini Cupcakes, Homemade Twix Bars, Strawberry Rangoons and Peanut Butter Cup Bars???  But then I clicked on her Pecan Pie Bars and I knew this was the recipe I wanted to make (and devour!)

Pecan Pie Bars
Source: Mele Cotte

* 3 cups flour
* 1 cup butter – 3/4 cup softened, 1/4 cup melted
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1/2 tsp. salt

* 4 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cups corn syrup
* 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
* 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* 3 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a sheet pan (like a 15x10x1 pan) with aluminum foil and then spray with non-stick spray.

Cream together 3/4 cup butter and sugar until blended.  On low speed, add flour and salt.  Slowly add melted butter.  Press firmly into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Using a whisk or mixer, blend all the filling ingredients, except the pecans, until well blended.  Then, add the pecans.

*** Because I can’t leave well enough alone, I added a package of Heath Toffee Bits and half a bag of mini chocolate chips.  Couldn’t hurt, right?

Pour mixture over the baked crust and bake an additional 25-30 minutes, or until the filling is set.  Allow to cool completely, at least 1 hour.

Cut into desired shaped – bars, triangles, etc.

First of all, my house smelled AMAZING when they were cooking!  I just love that (and it’s always a good sign to me.)  And these bars did not disappoint.  They were heavenly!!!  This recipe makes a ton of bars (depending on how big you cut them) and I had to put half of them in the freezer to get them away from me.  They were so delicious!!!

Thank you to Angela (from Big Bear’s Wife) for hosting group C.  Now come and take a look at the other amazing bloggers in group C.
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  1. Yum!!!!

  2. These truly look fabulous! Actually, you know how fabulous this recipe looks? No need to bake…just give me a spoon to eat that batter out of the bowl! GREAT SRC choice! : )

  3. There goes my diet!

  4. WOW. I think that says it all.

  5. oh my, these look incredible! I love pecan pie and think it’s so underrated. And great idea to use the toffee bits!!

  6. I think I just found the recipe I will have to try, using the pecans I have in the freezer. Great choice!

  7. Great choice for SRC, these look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! 🙂

  8. I see no problem adding the chocolate and toffee bits in! These look fantastic!

  9. Hi, Erin…great being in SRC Group C with you! These pecan pie bars are lovely…being from Texas, I’ve eaten lots of pecan pies in my life. But…love having them in smaller portions like this!

  10. Yeah! I love that you chose these. They are a favorite and my go-to bar when I need to “wow” in a pinch. Adding Heath is brilliant! I must try that next time.

    Thanks for a great SRC month! 🙂

  11. Chocolate and toffee and pecans (and pie)? Oh, my!!!

  12. OMG!! This look amazing. I have a feeling that I would become totally hooked on these…we will find out in the near future. Deliciousness here I come. Fabulous SRC choice.

  13. Thanks for the pecan pie bars recipe. This seems like a great item for a bake sale.

  14. These bars look fabulous! And I love your additions of chocolate chips and toffee bits…yum!

  15. You had me at pie! And toffee bits? Awesome!!

  16. Delicious looking bars and I love the little round ones, very cute.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook

  17. Anything added with nuts, I will drool. What more with pecan and seeing the smashing bars you have made.

  18. Even though it creates scraps, I love the look of the round ones.

  19. No it never hurts to throw in toffee bits to a recipe:-) These sound amazing!!!!

  20. Ooo, nice mixture of my favorite foods!! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back! -The Sisters

  21. wow… this looks ahhmazing – and easy.

    i bet the smell was wonderful! wow