Georgia is well known for its beautiful pecans, just right for baking this holiday season. Your cookie jar or dessert tray will empty out quickly when filled with these delicious pecan treats!
Pecan Pie Bars
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°.
To make crust: combine flour, butter and salt in a mixing bowl beat on medium. When the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, stir in the 1/4 cup pecans. Press mixture in the bottom of a greased 8 or 9-inch pan. Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
While crust is baking, combine all filling ingredients except pecans. When well combined, stir in pecans. Spread mixture evenly over hot crust, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely and cut into bars.
—Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Farm Bureau