These sweet, nutty and oh-so-buttery bars are a guaranteed showstopper on any holiday cookie tray.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
45 mins at 350°
Servings:
20
Max Servings:
32
Yield:
20 to 32 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 3/4 cup butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. press the mixture evenly into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned; set aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

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  • Place the eggs in a medium bowl. Gradually stir about 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into eggs. Return all mixture to saucepan. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour nut mixture over baked crust.

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  • Bake the bar cookies for 30 to 32 minutes more or until the filling is set. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars to serve.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; total fat 23g; saturated fat 9g; cholesterol 75mg; sodium 175mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 2g; protein 4g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin cmg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

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