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Praline Pecan Bars

Praline Pecan Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan-praline-bars, praline-pecan-bars, praline-pecans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 30 bars


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup salted or unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup caramel or butterscotch baking chips optional
  • 30 pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy and light beige in color.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer gradually adding sifted dry ingredients. Mix just until fully moistened. Mix in pecans and baking chips, if using, by hand.
  • Spread in pan. Arrange 30 pecan halves on top,
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.