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Friday, November 11, 2011

Pecan Bars - Football Friday


This is my new go-to recipe for pecan bars.  These pecan bars are are unique in that the crust is made from a can of refrigerated crescent rolls.  The crescent rolls make this recipe simple and quick to prepare.  The pecan bars tasted just as good, if not better, than our usual pecan pie and were much easier to make.  I took these to our tailgate and they were a huge hit.  I am planning on making these for our Thanksgiving feast later this month.  They are dangerously delicious!




Pecan Bars
(Printable Recipe)

1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, beaten

Heat oven to 350°F.

Unroll dough and press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9x13-inch pan.  Firmly press perforations to seal.  Bake 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Pour filling over partially baked crust.

Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Cool completely, about 1 hour, and cut into bars.

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41 comments:

  1. This looks terrific! I've been playing with an apply pie square recipe that I think you'll like too.

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  2. I'm salivating over these bars. They look so tasty and easy, my favorite combo. This is going on my to make list for sure!

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  3. I will be making these this weekend! Yum! I tried your White Bubble Up Pizza with shrimp-kids loved it. Thanks!

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  4. Looks like some seriously gooey treats. Yesterday, I posted about building on your pesto chicken.

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  5. Steph, just Pinned this one to use at Thanksgiving! And we only have about two square inches of the cream cheese spaghetti casserole left. It was GREAT! I think I ate half the pan all by myself. ;)

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  6. Mmmmm!! Those look SO delicious! What a great alternative to the basic pecan pie! :-)

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  7. Okay, I think I need to make a few batches and taste test them before turkey day.

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  8. Made these the other night! So yummy! Tastes just like pecan pie without all the fuss. I used reduced fat crescent rolls...yummy!

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  9. I haven't made pecan bars in SO long! These look amazing!

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  10. Did you use light or dark corn syrup in the pecan bars?
    Thanks!

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  11. sflip - I used light corn syrup, but either will do

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  12. Thank you! I can't wait to make them for Thanksgiving :)

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  13. I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit !!!!

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  14. This was a hit at my office Christmas lunch today. So quick and easy.

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  15. Making this right now to take to Game night tomorrow night at a friends.

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  16. Just took these out of the oven and can't wait for them to cool!

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  17. I can't wait to try these...they look good & easy! Yay! Thanks for the recipe..~betty

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  18. These were sooo good. The only problem (well since a very few are left it wasn't a big problem) I had was that they were kind of soft. The edge pieces seemed to be fine but the others weren't terribly firm.

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  19. These are awesome! Just made them today for Thanksgiving and they were the hit of our dinner! I used over a cup of pecans and could have used more. I also bought the sheet of crescent roll dough so there were no perforations. Super easy and super good!

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  20. Kristine - I'm so excited to hear you loved the pecan bars!!

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  21. Are they good to make ahead or day of?

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  22. Jessica - these can be made a day ahead of eating. They will keep several days

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  23. How can you possibly get on package of crescent rolls to cover a 9 x 13 pan?

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  24. Bonnie - I have no problem getting one can of crescent rolls to fit in a 9x13 inch pan. It actually fits perfectly. Hope you give it a try. The pecan bars are great.

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  25. Would it matter if you used unsalted butter?

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  26. Sweet Tooth has taken your recipe and picture and sharing it on Facebook with no credit given to you:( https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537966512890744&set=a.524748690879193.111339.512382355449160&type=1&theater

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  27. Karen - Thanks! There seems to be a lot of this going around on Facebook. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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  28. Love your blog...and your recipes! I'm sharing your Pecan Bars recipe (with credit given to you of course) on my blog (www.whatscookinwithfaithy.blogspot.com). Hopefully more folks will come visit so they can enjoy your blog as much as I do!
    --Faithy

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  29. Made these yesterday. Very easy and good! Plan to keep this recipe as a favorite. My husband was wanting a pecan pie this weekend, I made the Kentucky Derby one the first night, but he didn't like the chocolate. He requested more of this one, said it curbed his pecan craving and tasting like a pie.

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  30. I made these and accidentally forgot to bake just the crescent roll crust before baking it all together :(
    The topping seeped into the bottom, and it cooked up very gooey. I cranked up the oven and put foil on top to hopefully bake the crust much more than the topping, but it still came out very gooey.
    On the bright side, it tasted delicious! We have to eat it with a fork, but it still tastes like pecan pie. Yum!
    Next time I will get it right!

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  31. Wow, yum, yum.

    Hi, found your blog on Pinterest. I am repinning. This recipe looks easy enough that I just might have to try it. LOL

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  32. Darlene - they are easy & super delicious! Hope you like them!

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  33. Wonder how it would turn out with a few handfuls of mini chocolate chips thrown in? Everything is better with a little chocolate, right?

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  34. Wonder how it would turn out with a few handfuls of mini chocolate chips thrown in? Everything is better with a little chocolate, right?

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  35. How far in advance can you make these? Sounds so yummy and easy! Thanks!

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  36. These turned out AMAZING! My husband and I snuck a few tonight :) I think they will be the star of dessert tomorrow. I added more pecans but that is all I changed. Soooo good! Thank u!!!!

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  37. I was just going through some of my boards on pinterest and noticed that I'd pinned these like five times. LOL! I guess I need to make them, huh?

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    1. I have recipes like that too! These are great - you won't be disappointed. :)

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