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Pecan Pie Surprise Bars

If you’re a fan of pecan pie, then you’re going to love these. The layers and textures are such a delight.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie bars, pecan pie surprise, slab pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 20 bars
Calories 269kcal



  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme™ Yellow or Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix 18.25-oz.
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter softened
  • 1 large egg


  • 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 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove pan from oven. Pour filling mixture over warm base. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 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.


Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury®


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg