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Buttery Pecan Bar Recipe

Buttery Pecan Bar Recipe

Crunchy pecans mixed in with a generous amount of butter and sugar, what’s not to love? Pair these with your afternoon coffee, and don’t forget to make a huge batch and bring them into work for Valentine’ Day to become everybody’s most-loved co-worker!

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Yield: 30 bars

Buttery Pecan Bar Recipe Instructions


  • For the dough:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 and ½ cups self raising flour
  • For the topping:
  • 2 big eggs
  • 1 cup Muscovado or brown sugar pressed in the cup with the back of a spoon
  • 2 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 and ¼ cups chopped pecan nuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar in a food processor until creamy. Add flour and process. When the batter separates easily from the walls of the bowl, it’s ready.
  3. Press the dough into a baking pan using a rolling pin (or your fingers) and bake for 15 minutes. The dough should be dry and just golden. Remove from the oven and reserve.
  4. Combine the eggs, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, and pecans and pour over the dough. Continue baking for 20 minutes until firm. Let it cool down a bit and then unmold and finishing cooling on a rack. Cut into squares or bars.

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Recipe Questions And Answers

Q: What size pan is called for? Thank you, and happy Christmas.
A: A standard medium pan should work for this. We would recommend to make the dough first, to see how much you have and then calculate how high the bars will be, to pick the pan accordingly.