Pecan Bars

My family enjoyed these at Christmas so I thought I would share the recipe. You will need these ingredients for the crust.

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 2 T. cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Pour it into a bowl. Add the flour, salt, water, and sugar. Blend well. Grease a 13×9 dish. Pat a piece of wax paper into buttered dish. Have it long enough to go over the edge of pan. Press the crust dough into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven. Make the filling. You will need these ingredients for the filling:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Melt the butter in a microwave for 30 seconds. In a bowl, add all the ingredients, including the butter. Blend well. Pour the filling over the baked crust. Place it in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting. Lift the mixture out of pan by the waxed paper. Cut into bars. Dispose of waxed paper. Keep the bars in a sealed container.