Thanksgiving Pecan Bars

I made these pecan bars for my reflection meeting at school tomorrow. They are so addicting, I wanted to eat them all! They also make a great dessert for Thanksgiving. What desserts will you be having?

Thanksgiving Pecan Bars
 
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1.5 sticks cold, cubed unsalted butter (3/4 cup)
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cold water
Filling
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups coarsely chopped raw pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick baking spray, or butter well.
  3. Blend flour, sugar, salt, and butter with a pastry blender or in a food processor until crumbly.
  4. Add 2 tbsp cold water and mix with a fork to form a cohesive dough.
  5. Press dough into bottom of baking pan to form crust, and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (until golden brown).
  6. In a stand mixer (I used hand mixer and also worked, just make sure to use a large bowl) add butter, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix on medium speed about 3 minutes until creamy.
  7. Add corn syrup, flour, and pecans and mix on low until just combined.
  8. Spread filling over crust with spatula.
  9. Bake at 350 °F for about 30 minutes (or until bubbling), and cool in pan.
  10. Once cool, remove by picking up foil out of the pan and cut bars.
  11. Makes 24 bars.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 230 Fat: 16g Saturated fat: 6.5g Sugar: 11g

 

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