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Pecan Pie Surprise Bars (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

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“This is the 1971 winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off. It was created by Pearl Hall of Washington. It's described as "delicious as pecan pie" only easier to make and much more portable to eat in bar form.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
36
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 inch pan.
  3. Reserve 2/3 cup of the dry cake mix for filling.
  4. In a large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, margarine and 1 egg at low speed until well blended.
  5. Press in bottom of greased pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  7. In large bowl, combine reserved 2/3 cup dry cake mix, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs at low speed until moistened.
  8. Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until well blended.
  9. Pour filling mixture over warm base; sprinkle with pecans.
  10. Bake an additional 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Cut into 36 bars.
  13. Store in refrigerator.

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