When you're baking for a party, making these pecan bars that guests can hold in their hands is a great idea.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt until light. Beat in 2 cups flour until it forms a mass. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch pan. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the dough and use it to press the dough into the pan (this will make it easier and will prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers). Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are golden.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons flour, remaining teaspoon salt, and baking powder. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs, brown sugar, and corn syrup until light. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture, then pecans and coconut.

  • Pour over crust and bake 20 to 25 minutes until set. Run a metal spatula around the edges while still warm, then transfer to a wire rack and cool in pan before cutting into 24 bars.

Reviews (16)

146 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 57
  • 2 star values: 32
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
Made this the past three years for Christmas cookie gifts. Loved by everyone, adults and kids alike. The shortbread crust is amazing when using a UK butter (ex Kerry's gold) because of the higher fat content. Stays together perfectly, and the butter flavor is so pronounced. I didn't save it from the 1st year, and last year it took ages to find again but I had so many requests to make it a 2nd time that once I did I saved it, printed it, bookmarked it, and pinned it! Now onto this years batch
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2011
These are ssooo delicious!! I'd say leave them overnight before you eat them. The bottom is a bit crumbly if you eat them too soon. but they next day they are absolutely heavenly. And very easy to make. I halved the recipe and am wishing I had made the whole thing!
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2010
After reading some of the comments I almost didn't make these. I am really glad I did - my hubby LOVED them. I didn't see any of the problems others did. They held together very well - could easy be eaten with just fingers. And they were easy to make. I know they will become one of my favorites to make every year. Thanks, Martha.
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Rating: Unrated
11/24/2010
Don't know how quests could pick these up. The crust crumbles off all over the place and makes a huge mess. This is a total waste of time
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2010
Well I see how it happens now. I submitted my comment once and it appeared three times!! Oui Vey
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2010
Doesn't anyone monitor this site? I'm really getting tired of all the repeat comments?
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Rating: Unrated
11/23/2010
Doesn't anyone monitor this site? I'm really getting tired of all the repeat comments?
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2010
Doesn't anyone monitor this site? I'm really getting tired of all the repeat comments?
Rating: Unrated
05/22/2010
These were a huge hit at my house. They are so easy to make, definitely a go-to dessert now when having guests or just need to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Rating: Unrated
04/17/2010
The hardest thing to do was let them cool before cutting! The aroma was fantastic, I have never tasted a better dessert, over the top delcious! I'm taking them to Bunco tonight!
Rating: Unrated
04/17/2010
The hardest thing to do was let them cool before cutting! The aroma was fantastic, I have never tasted a better dessert, over the top delcious! I'm taking them to Bunco tonight!
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2010
I expected these to come out amazing after reading everyone's comments but was disapointed. I think they came out nice but not more than that. I was suprised at how easy these were to make.
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2010
I expected these to come out amazing after reading everyone's comments but was disapointed. I think they came out nice but not more than that. I was suprised at how easy these were to make.
Rating: Unrated
09/22/2008
Everyone will rant about these....make them ASAP
Rating: Unrated
04/09/2008
My non fans for coconut liked these too!! So don't hesitate to make'um!
Rating: Unrated
04/09/2008
Wow..these bars are loved by everyone who eats them! Even the picky eaters who don't like nuts