Island Rum Pecan Bars

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Island Rum Pecan Bars

Crust Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Filling Ingredients:

3/4 cup dark corn syrup

6 tablespoons dark rum

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour, butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans.

Press crust mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 8 or 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until very light golden brown on edges. Combine all filling ingredients except pecans in small bowl; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly over hot, partially baked crust. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until filling appears set and knife inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean. Cool Cut into bars

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