Easy Pecan Bars


This recipe comes from my sister-in-law. These taste like the best pecan pie you could ever eat, except you don't need a plate and fork.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
37 mins
Total Time:
52 mins
50 servings


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix, divided

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup dark corn syrup

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch cake pan.

  2. Set aside 1 cup cake mix to be used for filling.

  3. Mix remaining cake mix, butter, and 1 lightly beaten egg together in a bowl until crumbly; press into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, about 12 minutes.

  5. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, 3 eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; add the reserved 1 cup cake mix and stir until well blended. Spread mixture evenly over crust and top with pecans.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until filling appears to be set when gently shaken, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Cook's Notes:

White cake mix can be used with no discernable change in flavor.

I usually cut into 1x2-inch pieces, but that is up to you.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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