Chewy Pecan Bars

Holly Clegg
  • Yield: 4 dozen


1-- (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/2cup butter, melted
3-- eggs, divided
1cup dark corn syrup
1/4cup light brown sugar
1-- egg white
1tablespoon vanilla extract
1cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven 350F. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.  
  2. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter and 1 egg, mixing until stiff dough forms. Press mixture evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake crust 15 minutes or until light brown.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine remaining 2 eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, egg white, and vanilla, mixing well. Stir in pecans. Pour evenly over baked crust and return to oven 20 minutes or until filling is set. 
Recipe reprinted with permission from Holly Clegg’s Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age (2010).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 104
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 18mg
  • Sodium 99mg
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Protein 1g