Easy Pecan Pie BarsEstimated Cost:  $7.00

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Baking Time:  35 minutes

Cooling Time:  2 hours

Yields:  36 bars

If you love pecan pie (who doesn’t?) this recipe gives you all of its delicious flavor in a bar cookie that only requires minutes to prepare.  It’s impossible to bake these only once!

Crust:

1 pkg. (1 lb. 1.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg

Pecan Filling:

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13×9-inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir all Crust ingredients until dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan using floured fingers. Bake 20 minutes at 350°F.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir all Pecan Filling ingredients until well blended. Pour over hot crust.

4. Bake 15 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Mike’s comments:

These are so damn good they should be illegal, honestly.

A perfect dessert to follow some Let Freedom Ring Buttermilk Fried Chicken.

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