These Gooey Pecan Bars start similar to Gooey Butter Cakes, but the topping is basically a pecan pie filling. I used Cinnamon Amelia's Spicing Pecans in this recipe. The was really good. I wrote the recipe to include cinnamon in the batter. If you use the Amelia's Spicing Pecans, omit the cinnamon in the batter.
Gooey Pecan Bars
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 4 large eggs, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups light or dark corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 finely cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
Reserve 2/3 cup of the cake mix for filling. Mix remaining cake mix, melted butter and 1 egg. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 10-15 minutes (until lightly brown).
Mix reserved cake mix, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and 3 eggs. Beat for 2 minutes and spread over baked crust. Sprinkle chopped pecans over filling.
Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars. Serve warm with ice cream!
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