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Ooey-Gooey Pecan Squares

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Updated October 25, 2017
Ooey-Gooey Pecan Squares
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When Thanksgiving dinner has you feeling too stuffed to eat a whole slice of pecan pie, these Ooey-Gooey Pecan Squares are absolutely perfect. They have all the yumminess of a pecan pie, but they're easier to make, serve, and portion into smaller pieces, if needed. Everyone will love how ooey-gooey-good these are!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, the granulated sugar, and butter; mix well until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Press crumbs evenly into bottom of baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix brown sugar and remaining 1/2 cup flour. Add corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and salt; whisk until thoroughly combined. Let stand until crust is baked.
  4. Stir in pecans and pour evenly over crust. Bake an additional 40 to 45 minutes or until set in center. Let cool, then cut into squares and serve.

You can serve these with some whipped cream or your favorite ice cream! 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 18

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 350
  • Calories from Fat 159
  • Total Fat 18g 27 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.0g 30 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 4.2g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 62mg 21 %
  • Sodium 167mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 47g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6 %
  • Sugars 20g 0 %

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Could I substitute honey for the corn syrup in this recipe?

Hello! Unfortunately, the Test Kitchen does not think substituting honey for the corn syrup in this recipe would be successful. The corn syrup is used to thicken and hold the bars together; honey would not be able to achieve this effect. Hope this was helpful!

Going to try these but I noticed the recipe calls for 4 eggs and in the video shows 5 eggs.

4 large eggs, the video uses an extra because they are on the small side.

love pecan pie - this looks better

I had a co-worker who made pecan squares. Every time we had a work potluck, she brought them, and they were gobbled up. I hope this is the same recipe. I prefer to make dessert squares over pie because I think the serving is easier to cut. I will make these next week, and probably again for Thanksgiving weekend.


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