Pecan Bars

I bought a large bag of pecans from Costco and I have been experimenting with a lot of different recipes.

I love this particular recipe because it is like eating a bite-size piece of pecan pie.  Absolutely wonderful!

Pecan Bars
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup toasted pecans

4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cups toasted pecans

In a bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Add the butter and cream cheese.  Using fingertips, gently mix the dough.  Add pecans.

Press dough into the bottom of a prepared 9x9 inch pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Prepare filling.  In a bowl stir together butter, sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla.  Add 1 egg.

Pour filling over hot crust.  Sprinkle the pecans on top and with a fork press down lightly so that part of the pecan goes into the filling.  Return to the oven to bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Makes 16.