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Bake-Off® Contest 22, 1971
Snohomish, Washington

Pecan Pie Surprise Bars

Enjoy these crunchy bars packed with pecans – a delightful dessert!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Base

1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Yellow or Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
1/3
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
egg

Filling

Reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups dark corn syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1
cup chopped pecans

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling. In large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, margarine 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.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until well blended.
  • 3 Remove pan from oven. Pour filling mixture over warm base. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 4 Return to oven; 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.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling. In large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, margarine 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.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until well blended.
  • 3 Remove pan from oven. Pour filling mixture over warm base. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 4 Return to oven; 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.