Bite-sized Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan-Pie-Bars-1Mini desserts are so great.  They allow our guests to indulge and feel guilt-free.  You can try a little pecan bar, a little cheese cake and a little churro bite.

At our house, we love pecan pie and these bars are a little bit of pecan heaven.  The secret ingredient is the Heath Bar bits!

JAMIE’S PECAN LITTLE BITS

SHORTBREAD CRUST

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

PECAN FILLING

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 bag Heath Bar bits

DIRECTIONS

CRUST

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, butter, powdered sugar and salt with an electric mixer until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Line your pan with foil. Press firmly and evenly into a greased 15 x 10-inch rimmed pan. Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.
FILLING

1
For FILLING: Beat eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Stir in pecans and Heath Bar Bits.
2
Pour over hot crust; spread evenly.
3
Bake 25 minutes at 350°F until filling is firm around the edges and slightly firm in center. Cool completely on wire rack before serving