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Old-Fashioned Pecan Cake Bars Recipe

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Cake mix recipes are some of my favorite recipes because they are so easy. This recipe for Old-Fashioned Pecan Cake Bars uses a yellow cake mix and a few other ingredients. It amazes me all of the things you can do with boxed mixes!

What ingredients will you need?

  • Yellow Cake Mix (plus ingredients listed on the box to complete)
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chopped Pecans
Pecan Cake Bars Ingredients
Ingredients for Pecan Cake Bars

Helpful Tips for Making Old-Fashioned Pecan Cake Bars

  • Place the topping on the bars in small chunks and let it warm up before spreading. It is okay if the bars are thin. They are more like soft cookies than cake.
  • Chop the pecans into very small pieces for easier spreading.
  • Check on the bars often when completing the final step in the broiler, otherwise, they will burn. I used my oven light so I could pull them out as soon as the topping started bubbling.

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

If you are a fan of bar cookies, you may like my Fudge Nut Bars. This Pecan Upside Down Cake would also be delicious. Before dessert, you might enjoy these Cream Cheese Pickle Wraps or this Waffle Grilled Cheese. For a sweet and salty snack, try this Patriotic Snack Mix.

Do you like pumpkins with your pecans? Try my friend Sarah’s Pecan Pumpkin Bars with Crumble Topping.

Pecan Cake Bars

Pecan Cake Bars

Old-Fashioned Pecan Cake Bars are soft with just the right amount of crunch! Using a yellow cake mix and a few other ingredients, these are simple to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 50 Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • ½ Cup Pecans finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Follow directions on package to prepare yellow cake mix.
  • Pour batter into greased 15x10x1 inch cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.
  • While bars are baking, cream butter and brown sugar together. Stir in pecans until well blended.
  • While cake is warm, spread with pecan topping.
  • Put cake under the broiler until the topping is bubbly (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Cut into bars.

Notes

  • Place the topping on the bars in small chunks and let it warm up before spreading. It is okay if the bars are thin. They are more like soft cookies than cake.
  • Chop the pecans into very small pieces for easier spreading.
  • Check on the bars often when completing the final step in the broiler, otherwise, they will burn. I used my oven light so I could pull them out as soon as the topping started bubbling.
Keyword Old-Fashioned Pecan Cake Bars, Pecan Cake Bars, Pecan Cake Bars with Yellow Cake Mix

*Recipe adapted from “The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook”

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