Pecan-Rum Bars

Every bite of these rich, nutty bars takes just like a piece of pecan pie. Absolutely delicious!

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 32

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup butter, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
2
cups all-purpose flour

Filling

2
eggs
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup dark corn syrup
1
tablespoon rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
2
cups pecan halves

Icing

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon butter, softened
2
teaspoons rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract plus 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray (do not use dark pan).
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat 1 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Stir in flour. Press evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center springs back when touched lightly.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients except pecans. Stir in pecans. Pour over crust, spreading pecans evenly.
  • 5 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 6 In small bowl, mix icing ingredients (add additional rum or water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if icing is too thick to drizzle). Drizzle icing over bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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