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Pecan Pie Surprise Bars

Easier than a pecan pie these Pecan Pie Surprise Bars are a sweet and chewy dessert recipe that is a staple on the Thanksgiving table.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pecan Pie Surprise Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Calories 172kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • Stand Mixer
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix reserve 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Filling

  • 2/3 cup reserved cake mix
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs

Topping

  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Grease bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. Reserve 2/3 cup of dry cake mix for filling.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine remaining dry cake mix, butter and 1 egg.
  • Fold in 1 cup chopped pecans. Mixture will be tacky.
  • Wet fingers and press into prepared pan. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.

Filling

  • Using an electric mixer combine all filling ingredients together on medium speed for 1 - 2 minutes. Pour filling over partially baked crust.
  • Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 30 - 25 minutes until filling is set. Cool and cut into 36 bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg