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[Cookie Elf File #272] Forget Pecan Pie – Make These Easy Pecan Pie Bars Instead
November 06, 2018
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Feature: Forget Pecan Pie – Make Easy Pecan Pie Bars Instead

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Pecan Pie Bars: taste just like pecan pie, but are far easier to make and more portable.

The recipe uses corn syrup and pecans, keys to a successful pecan pie, but in place of a fussy pie crust is a simple cake mix base.

Like other cake mix cookie recipes, these bars can be mixed together quickly. The cake mix makes putting the bars together easy because the mix saves you steps.This recipe is not only a winner when it comes to simplicity, but also in nationwide popularity. It won the Grand Prize in the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest # 22 in 1971, the first time the contest was held in the great state of Hawaii.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 45-55 minutes, divided
Makes 35 bars

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More Easy Cookie Recipes with Pecans

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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