Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Monday, November 26, 2018
If you love Pecan Pie, this easy replica of that pie baked simply into squares will be your new favorite cookie bar!

These are so simple to make with simple pantry ingredients.

They are buttery rich and taste just like your favorite pecan gooey delicious pie.

I love the ease of this recipe making this classic pie into bars.

We make many bar cookies, they sure bake up quick with all the same great taste and half the fuss it takes.

One of my other favorites is Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares you may remember that recipe or my Pumpkin Zucchini Bars?

I also absolutely love how easy pecan bars are you may all like our Coconut Lime pie bars are to serve guests.

You can make a whole variety of bars and everyone can choose what they like and they even freeze well to just take out when needed.

What could be easier?

Scroll down to this easily printable recipe and let's bake a batch together!

these are two pecan pie bars on a white plate with a black background that taste like a pecan pie in a bar form

The Easy Way Out

Well, maybe you really think this is no comparison to the thick mile-high rich sweet gooey pecan pie.

Of course, it's not going to be exactly the same as that thick piece of buttery-rich pie, but these sure do the trick when you're one not to love baking pies!

A great alternative especially during a busy holiday season like Thanksgiving.

The bars are perfect for fall baking and a great addition to a holiday Christmas tray indeed!

I have to say that Pecan Pie is really a fantastic pie and one of my favorites, so these fill that craving until I have a slice!

These little squares are even great with some ice cream served as a dessert!

this is the batter before being baked for these are baked pecan pie bars on a white plate with loads of pecans in a rich topping

Cookie Bars are So Much Easier

These one-pan pie bars are truly simple with all the flavor of an original pie recipe.

I usually make a pan for friends and family that love the actual pie and also they love my pecan chocolate pie bars, those are yummy as well!

I love making a variety of bars like my chocolate chip banana bars with coconut they're so delicious also!

So as you can see I love the ease of baking bars all in one pan and ready for company and entertaining anytime because you will always find a few of each in the freezer for variety!

these are baked pecan pie bars on a white plate with loads of pecans in a rich topping


  • Chop the pecans in a nut chopper.
  • Don't overbake them.
  • The pecan bars seem a little uncooked but this is normal. They will set up as they cool.
  • Let the bars cool completely before cutting, I like to refrigerate overnight.
  • Use a plastic knife to cut the bars, it won't stick as easy
  • I always use parchment paper to line the pan, cool then cut them.
  • You can make these ahead of time and freeze them, thaw, and serve.

these are baked pecan pie bars on a white plate with loads of pecans in a rich topping

Ingredients You Will Need for Pecan Pie Squares

(Measurements are on the printable recipe card below)

  • Crust:
  • flour
  • white sugar
  • salt
  • unsalted butter, cold
  • (You can also use refrigerated pie crust dough in a pinch)
  • Filling:
  • eggs
  • light corn syrup
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • butter, melted
  • vanilla extract
  • coarsely chopped pecans
  • Optional:
  • sugar
  • cinnamon

butter crust for pecan pie bars

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I really enjoy these easy pecan pie bars with a cup of cocoa or even a big glass of cold milk.

They're great any time of the day and I can't wait to hear how you liked them.

Don't forget to leave me a comment!

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Yield: 22
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M
An easier version for all the Pecan Pie and lovers of sweet treats, These pecan pie squares are a one-pan pecan pie squares perfect every time and so much easier. Portable for on the go when the craving strikes!


  • Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • (You can also use refrigerated pie crust dough in a pinch)
  • Filling:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1- 2/3 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • Optional:
  • Topping for the unbaked crust:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • mix both together set aside


How to cook Easy Pecan Pie Bars

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper. 
  3. I also oil spray it since this is a sticky bar.
  4. In a large bowl beat together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt. 
  5. Cut in 2/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 
  6. Press this mixture evenly into the prepared pan, and press in firmly. 
  7. Make the filling ingredients and combine evenly then pour over the crust. 
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture, this is optional.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or more until set in the center.
  10. Cool completely before slicing.
  11. For best results use a plastic knife to cut the bars with.
  12. These can also be dusted with powdered sugar for a garnish.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2018.


  1. What amazing bars. I finally tasted the pecans and the're gorgeous :) Bye, have a great day

  2. Hi Claudia, this bar sure taste heavenly. It look really good, I love it. Nice to go with coffee. YUMMY!

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  3. Yumm! My sons favorite dessert is pecan pie, I bet he wold love these.

  4. I need to make it up to my son that I did not serve Pecan Pie in Thanksgiving (I thought 2 pies for 7 people was enough) so will be surprising him with this!

  5. wow It turned out so good! I would probably devour the whole portion before I even realized that!

  6. The directions are missing same steps. At what point do you add the filling to the crust, and then do you need to bke it again. Please elaborate!!!

    1. Yes after you press the crust into the pan, make the filling pour over the crust and then bake it until set around 15 minutes depending on your oven. Cool and cut into bars.

  7. These pecan pie bars were so rich without being cloyingly sweet! And they were perfect to take on our picnic!

  8. i love pecan pie - so bars i'm in for - sounds delicious!

  9. Perfect try for the weekend and perfect Kitty party treat. My friends and family to surely love these Yummy and mouth melting Pecan Pie Bars.

  10. My mom's favorite pie is pecan pie!! I can not wait to give these a try for her!

  11. Yummy! These are a family favorite and so addicting! I’m so excited to make these again! These were perfect after any meal!

  12. I think this is a cool alteration of pecan pie! I love that its good for on the go snack or for big servings. The pie looks fresh and I can already say that this tastes amazing!


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