Pecan Pie Bars

CRUST

1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

FILLING

1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
6 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cupscoarsely chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup pecans.
  3. Press crust mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until edges are very light golden brown.
  4. Combine all filling ingredients except 1 1/2 cups pecans in bowl; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly over hot, partially baked crust. Bake 30-35 minutes or until filling is set and knife inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean. Cool completely; refrigerate. Cut into bars.

*Original recipe here