Brown Sugar & Honey Pecan Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Brown Sugar & Honey Pecan Bars are chewy, sweet, pecan bars made without eggs.
Ingredients
Crust
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces cold butter, cut up
Filling
  • 4 ounces butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed (light)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans (see note)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9 inch metal pan with non-stick foil or parchment. It's important to line the pan because these are very sticky.
  2. Prepare crust. Combine flour, brown sugar and salt in food processor and pulse 3 times to mix. Add butter and process until mixture is crumbly – it will be really dry. Pour over bottom of pan and press tightly. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Prepare the filling. In a heavy saucepan melt the butter. When the butter is completely melted, stir in brown sugar and honey. Simmer mixture for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cream, vanilla and pecans.
  4. Pour the pecan mixture over crust and spread evenly. Bake on center rack for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for at least an hour. To quick-cool, let them cool down as much as possible then shove them in the refrigerator. I had to do this.
Notes
Makes 1 (13x9 inch) pan.

Note: I toasted the pecans by tossing them with a tablespoon of butter heating them in a roasting pan for 10 minutes at 350 degree F. I liked the toasty flavor, but I think these would be good even without toasted pecans.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2007/09/13/987/