OH MY MY!! These Pecan Pie Bars are one of the best I have EVER had. They are rich with a warm caramel flavor. The texture is soft and chewy with a slight crunch from the pecans and buttery crust. These need to be made for every holiday gathering from now on. It is guaranteed you will come home with an empty platter.
I loved these plain, but my hubby chopped his up and added to ice cream and said it was the best ice cream he has ever had. I also took them to a family get together and the plate was empty in a matter of minutes.
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Ultimate Pecan Pie Bars
adapted from: Taste of Home
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 (8 oz.) pkg. milk chocolate English toffee bits
1 1/4 c. roughly chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press firmly onto the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch baking dish (I also like to line my pan with parchment paper). Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, egg, vanilla and salt and whisk until combined. Stir in the toffee bits and chopped pecans. Pour over warm baked crust and carefully spread out evenly. Bake for 20 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool completely and cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.