Pecan Pie BarsIf your family likes pecan pie, they will love these scrumptious dessert bars!

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 teaspoon salt
FILLING (below)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a jelly roll pan, 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch. In a large bowl, beat the flour, sugar, butter and salt on medium speed until crumbly. The mixture will be dry. Press mixture firmly into bottom of baking pan. Bake until light golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool before adding the filling.

FILLING:

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups chopped pecans

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the pecans; blend well. Stir in the pecans. Pour over the baked layer, spreading evenly. Bake until filling is set; 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.

Emily

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