Another Fall favorite! Well Pecan Pie…But these are pretty much just like that but a little easier to make I think 🙂 They are packed with all the same yummy flavors as pie. And since there is also pecans in the crust as well as on top, these bars are loaded with serious pecan flavor. YUMMY!
1 cup flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
6 Tbs unsalted butter, cut in cubes and chilled.
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
4 Tbs butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups pecans, toasted and chopped
For the crust: Grease a 9 inch backing pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Process the flour, brown sugar, pecans, salt and baking powder in a food processor until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like sand. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake the crust about 20 minutes.
For the filling: While the crust bakes, whisk the brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the egg until incorporated.
Pour the filling on top of the hot crust and sprinkle the pecans evenly over the top. Bake until the top is brown and cracks start to form on the surface, about 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature before cutting.