Winter time is the perfect time to try new recipes. Besides the traditional cakes and pies during the holidays, pecan bars are a wonderful change and very easy to make for the entire family. This is also a good recipe to let the kids try out on the weekend.

This recipe remind me of growing up in Tennessee where my family grew pecan trees in our backyard. My grandmother Mamie, always picked pecans from the tree, then made her specialty homemade pecan pie. This recipe taste very similar to that but in a more quick and easy format.

Try this quick and easy recipe and watch these delicious pecan bars disappear right before your eyes. It’s also an easy alternative to the traditional Southern Pecan Pie recipe. Add a new twist to an old Southern favorite, pecans. Your family will love it.

Quick & Easy Southern Pecan Bars

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

¾ cup butter or margarine

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

4 eggs, room temperature

1 cup dark corn syrup

¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cups chopped pecans

Combine flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cut in ¾ cup butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture evenly into a greased 13x9x2 inch pan. Baked at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.

Combine 1 cup brown sugar and remaining ingredients except the pecans, beating well. Stir in pecans. Pour filling over prepared crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until firm. Let cool, then cut into bars. Yield 15 to 20 bars. Enjoy!

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