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Pecan Bars

Pecan or Walnut Shortbread Bars

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 13 x 9 pan 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These gooey nut bars with a shortbread crust are the perfect solution that satisfies all nut lovers. Better than pecan pie, these gooey bars are always a hit!



2/3c confectioners sugar
2c unbleached flour
2 sticks sweet butter
2/3 c melted sweet butter
1/4 c honey
1/4 c maple syrup
3T Greek vanilla yogurt or heavy cream
1/2 c brown sugar
3 1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line a 9 x 13″ pan with parchment paper.

Stir sugar and flour together. Cut in butter using 2 knives or a pastry blender, until fine crumbs form. Pat crust into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.

While crust is baking prepare filling.

Mix melted butter, honey, syrup, yogurt or cream and brown sugar together. This will make a lovely syrup.

Stir in nuts until well coated. Spread over prebaked crust.

Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes more. The edges should look golden.

Cool before tasting so they don’t burn your mouth.

Cut into whatever size squares you desire.