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Are the holidays really happening if you don’t have pecan pie at some point? Pecan pie is a must-have dessert in my house and we love it! This recipe takes it a step further by removing the corn syrup and replacing it with maple syrup for delicious pecan pie bars that the entire family will love.

Yes, this corn syrup free pecan pie has a nutty and maple flavor that makes it the perfect holiday treat.

After Crumbl featured their Pecan Pie Cookies last week, we decided to do something a little different and make these dessert bars. Since it comes together easily in one pan, this is an easier version of delicious pecan pie cookies.

If cookies are more your thing, try one of our other copycat recipes: Mini Crumbl Muddy Buddies Cookies, Crumbl Dirt Cake CookiesMini TwixPink Confetti Cake CookiesGalaxy Brownie CookiesChocolate Cake CookiesCookies and Cream Milkshake Cookies or the Churro Cookies

or try our Pecan Pie Truffles.

Pecan Pie Bars cut on board

MAPLE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE BAR INGREDIENTS

Pecan Pie Bars ingredients

PECAN PIE CRUST

  • Butter – The butter for this recipe should be at room temperature.
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Egg
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Vanilla – Go for the real vanilla extract and NOT the imitation.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is all you need.
  • Pure Maple Syrup

PECAN FILLING

  • Butter – room temperature
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract – Go for the real vanilla extract and NOT the imitation.
  • Eggs
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

HOW TO MAKE MAPLE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE BARS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9X13 baking dish with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

2. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.

3. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the egg and mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.

4. Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until all combined.

pecan pie bars step by step

5. Spread the dough into the prepared baking dish.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes and lightly brown or golden on top.

pecan pie crust in pan

7. While crust is baking, make the pecan filling. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Add the eggs (one at a time) and mix.

8. Stir in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips.

9. Pour the pecan filling over the baked cookie crust and spread into an even layer.

pecan pie crust baked in pan

10. Return to oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.

pecan pie bars in baking dish

11. Let the bars cool, cut and enjoy.

pecan pie bar square
pecan pie bars stacked on blue plate
Pecan Pie Bars cut on board

Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Hollie Schultz
These nutty, maple-y, chocolately dessert bars will be the hit of the holidays.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 423 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pecan Pie Bar Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Pecan Filling

  • 4 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9X13 baking dish with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the maple syrup and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the egg and mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.
  • Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until all combined.
  • Spread the dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes and lightly brown or golden on top.
  • While crust is baking, make the pecan filling. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Add the eggs (one at a time) and mix.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the pecan filling over the baked cookie crust and spread into an even layer.
  • Return to oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.
  • Let the bars cool, cut and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 325IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
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