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Brown Sugar & Honey Pecan Bars

Brown Sugar & Honey Pecan Bars are chewy, sweet, pecan bars made without eggs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Cookie Madness

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.