Lighten up your Christmas table with these delicious Honey Pecan Pie Bars from A Kitchen Addiction. Instead of making a big pie, make pie bars that are smaller. While these honey pecan pie bars still have sugar and butter in them, you won’t find any corn syrup and the amount of butter is significantly less than your typical pecan pie. And you know what? You won’t even miss the missing corn syrup and butter. These bars are still rich, sweet and full of nutty pecan flavor. A great way to have a little lighter dessert without anybody noticing!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon half & half
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup chopped pecans

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with an electric mixer), cream together butter and sugar. Add in salt and flour and beat until crumbly.

Step 3

Press mixture into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.

Step 4

While crust is baking, begin preparing filling by combining butter, sugar, honey, and half & half in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a simmer and allow to simmer for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chopped pecans.

Step 5

Remove crust from oven and pour filling over the top. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes.

Step 6

Remove to a wire rack and allow bars to cool.

Step 7

Remove bars from pan and cut into pieces.