Pecan Pie Bars | Quick & Easy Recipe

The yummiest, easiest Pecan Pie bars ever.. enjoy at anytime of the day! Perfect with an afternoon cup of tea… or as a cheeky late night treat!

I think it’s fair to say that Pecan Pie is my best friend in the dessert world. If I had to choose any dessert out of all the possible desserts in the entire universe (OMG how hard would that be!), it would be a close toss up between pecan pie and cheesecake. But I think Pecan Pie may just win by a teeny, tiny smidge.

Pecan Pie Bars

Until a few years ago I had never eaten Pecan Pie… and now that I’ve fallen in love with it, I know how deprived I was for all that time. There’s just something so addictive about that delicious pie crust filled with a sweet, caramel pecan filling. Add a scoop of salted caramel ice cream on top and it’s just amazing. What on earth was I doing all of those years before I discovered the little sugary gem that is Pecan Pie??

Pecan Pie Bars

Anyway, Pecan Pie is a totally acceptable dessert, but it’s kinda frowned upon to eat pie and ice-cream for morning tea (what a sad, sad world we live in where you’re judged for eating pie at 10am). So I needed to come up with a way that would make it totally ok to eat Pecan Pie at anytime of the day (hmm breakfast may still be pushing things though!).

Pecan Pie Bars

And so I present to you these amazingly yummy, incredibly easy Pecan Pie Bars. Because they’re in a slice form, it’s more than ok to have a piece with your morning cuppa (yay, yay yay!). They still have that amazing caramel nut flavour, but they’re quicker to make than a traditional pecan pie (which means that you can be eating them sooner too… woo hoo!).

Pecan Pie Bars

So without further ado, let’s check out my fave new recipe (I hope it gets you drooling!) xx

Pecan Pie Bars

 

Pecan Pie Bars

The yummiest, easiest Pecan Pie bars ever.. enjoy at anytime of the day! Perfect with an afternoon cup of tea... or as a cheeky late night treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 196

Ingredients

  • 160 g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 65 g (1/3 cup) brown sugar lightly packed
  • 115 g butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 65 g (1/3 cup) brown sugar lightly packed
  • 110 g (1/3 cup) maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 (1/4) cups pecans

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan forced).
  • Grease and line a 20cm square slice tin with baking paper, allowing the edges to overhang.
  • To make the base sift the plain flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the brown sugar and butter.
  • Mix well until the mixture forms a dough.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the base of the slice tin.
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the egg, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla essence and salt until pale and frothy.
  • Add the pecans and mix to combine.
  • Pour the pecan mixture over the top of the warm slice base and spread the nuts out evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for a further 15 minutes or until set in the middle.
  • Leave in the tin for 30 minutes to cool before placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan forced). Grease and line a 20cm square slice tin with baking paper, allowing the edges to overhang.
  • Place the butter, plain flour and brown sugar into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 15 seconds or until a dough as formed.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the base of the slice tin. Bake for 15-16 minutes.
  • Place the egg, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla essence and salt into the TM bowl. Mix on Speed 5 for 30 seconds.
  • Add the pecans and mix on Reverse Speed 2, 10 seconds.
  • Pour the pecan mixture over the top of the warm slice base and spread the nuts out evenly. Bake in the oven for a further 15 minutes or until set in the middle.
  • Leave in the tin for 30 minutes to cool before placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
*Be careful not to overcook the slice – it will continue to set as it cools.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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35 thoughts on “Pecan Pie Bars | Quick & Easy Recipe”

  1. Olivia @ livforcake says:

    Totally drooling over these, they look amazing!

  2. Briohny says:

    Printed and ready to bake this weekend to take to work on Monday. Perfect timing.

  3. Nessa from nz says:

    Ive just stumbled across your site… Looking foward to sifting through your recipes 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you! xx

  4. Caz says:

    Has anyone actually made this slice, for review?

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