I made these twice this season. Once as part of the gifts for John's co-workers and again right before Christmas when John's mom and sister came to visit. Why twice? Well they are delicious and EASY!
The Best Pecan Bars Ever
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups pecan pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add flour, beating well to combine. Press into the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the crust is lightly golden.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in the pecans and pour over baked crust.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set. Let the bars cool completely and the cut into bars to serve.