Pecan Pie Bars Tips
How can you make pecan pie bars your own?
You can really up the appeal of these delicious pecan pie bars with the addition of chocolate! Stir 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
into the filling (mini chocolate chips would also work great here) prior to baking. Or gently heat the chocolate chips in 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring until completely melted, then drizzle on top of finished bars. You can also fancy these up by serving them with a dollop of whipped cream
and sprinkling of additional toasted, chopped pecans on top.
How can you tell when pecan pie bars are done?
The filling should just be set; a tiny bit of a jiggle when you tap the edge of the pan while it's in the oven is fine. The bars will continue to bake in the pan after you take them out of the oven. Much like a cheesecake
, these bars rely on eggs to set them, and you don't want to over-bake the bars and risk a crack in the center
How should you store pecan pie bars?
Because pecan pie bars are rich with eggs, it's best to store these in the refrigerator, where they'll last for up to 3 days. Chilling these bars also helps to make clean cuts! Here's how to store a variety of baked goods
for optimal freshness.—Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 bar: 157 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.