Maple Pecan Bars Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Maple Pecan Bars are a delicious fall dessert that tastes like a portable pecan pie topped with a heavenly maple glaze!

Maple Pecan Bars Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Maple Pecan Bars

Are you a fan of dessert bars? What about pecan pie? Maple Pecan Bars taste like pecan pies topped with maple glaxe, cut into an easy to eat and serve bar form. Here’s how to make them.

Equipment Needed

Maple Pecan Bars Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust Ingredients

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup plus ¼ cup flour
  • 9 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Pecan Pie Filling Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Maple Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Maple Pecan Bars Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 f.

Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Place the powdered sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and butter into a large bowl and beat together with a hand mixer until combined and the mixture looks like crumbs.

Mold the dough into a ball.

Press the dough into the baking dish to form a crust.

Bake the crust in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Pecan Pie Filling Instructions

Place the butter brown sugar and maple syrup into a medium saucepan and combine over medium to high heat.

Stir the mixture until melted and the sugar is dissolved.

Bring to a slight boil and allow to boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and stir in the heavy whipping cream.

Fold in the chopped pecans.

Pour over the shortbread crust and spread evenly.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 or until the mixture is set.

Allow to cool to room temperature before moving into the fridge overnight.

Maple Glaze Instructions

Place the powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream into a large mixing bowl and whisk together until combined and smooth.

Pour over the cooled bars.

Sprinkle the chopped pecans onto the bars.

Allow glaze to set for 1 hour before cutting.

Serve and enjoy!

Maple Pecan Bars Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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11 comments

Samantha Donnelly October 21, 2020 - 12:27 pm

These sound amazing I really do need to try these out as know my family would love them. I now know what I will be making on my next baking spree

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Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog October 21, 2020 - 1:06 pm

We’ve never tried pecan pie but I love maple syrup so would definitely give these a try! I bet they certainly fill you up x

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Claire October 21, 2020 - 2:01 pm

I feel like I might be putting weight on every time I look at your lovely posts.

These look absolutely delicious x

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Nayna Kanabar October 21, 2020 - 8:37 pm

These look so very delicious and tasty. The maple pecan bars are beautifully made and would be lovely with coffee.

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Lucy October 21, 2020 - 9:45 pm

Oh my, these look divine! I’m not overly keen on Pecan, so I’m thinking I may look for an alternative- but I’m 100% trying this!

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Rachael Robinson October 22, 2020 - 8:24 am

These look delicious, my other half would be all over these. They wouldn’t last long in our house!

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Kara Guppy October 22, 2020 - 1:37 pm

These look delicious, I have just found maple and pecan matchmakers and the flavour combo is gorgeous

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Georgina @ Culinary Travels October 22, 2020 - 3:16 pm

When I read the title of these bars my mouth started to water, when I saw the photo I was literally drooling. The maple and pecan combo, is such an American taste of fall isn’t’ it?

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Rhian westbury October 23, 2020 - 10:47 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had pecan pie before, to me it seems a very American thanksgiving kind of thing x

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN October 23, 2020 - 3:43 pm

These are exactly the sort of thing I would love. Might try making them over the half term to keep the kids occupied.

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Playdays and Runways October 24, 2020 - 1:56 pm

These look really delicious. I might give these a try through the half term with the boys

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