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Pecan Pie Bars – Easy Holiday Potluck Dessert

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Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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1 (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 egg
Reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup (light or dark)
3 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
(see my tips below)

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1:  Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13×9-inch pan.

2:  Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling. In large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, butter and 1 egg.  Beat at low speed until well blended. Press in bottom of greased pan. Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.

3:  Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup and eggs.  Beat at medium speed or until well blended.

4:  Remove pan from oven when time is up. Immediately pour filling mixture over base. Sprinkle with pecans. Return to oven and bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Darlene’s Tips: Add some coconut to the filling if you want.  You could also add some butterscotch morsels to the mix or sprinkle them over the pie immediately after pulling out of the oven (and before cutting) so they can melt a bit.  Experiment with different cake flavors. Spice cake or carrot cake would be good!  Want something different?  Try chocolate cake mix!  Also check out this Maple Walnut Slab Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust

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