Combine 1/3 of the cake mix with 1 egg and margarine in bowl, mixing well. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Combine remaining cake mix, 3 eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in bowl. Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake for 30-35 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool and cut into bars.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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A very delicious blondie packed full of roasted pecans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take chopped pecans, or pecan halves, and pulse in food processor until they are very fine. Spread them out on a cookie sheet and roast for 8-10 minutes, just until they are fragrant.
In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, butter, and salt. Whisk to combine. Whisk in eggs one at a time until incorporated. Add flour, and whisk until just combined. Add vanilla and pecans, mix until incorporated.
Place mixture in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Place pecan halves on top of each 2x2 inch square. Bake at 350 degrees F until bars pass the toothpick test.
By Angelia McGowan, author of Southern Grace Gourmet from Orlando, FL
Oh this sounds so good! (11/18/2009)
Thank you so much for this recipe. Someone just gave me a lot of pecans. They are in my freezer, all shelled, just waiting for a recipe. This sounds really good. I especially love the idea of the grated, roasted pecans because we have people who can't eat the whole pecans because of dental problems this year. So pecan pie was out. Thanks. They can eat these. (11/19/2009)
Enjoy one of these with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9-inch pan. Combine sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl. With a pastry blender or fork, put in the 3/4 cup butter and mix until mixture resembles very fine crumbs. Press mixture evenly into greased pan, using a piece of plastic wrap to press crumb mixture firmly into pan. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and 2 cups butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently. Remove from heat. Stir 1/4 of the hot mixture into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot mixture and blend well. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour filling over baked crust. Bake for 35 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 bars.
By Evelyn from Greeley, CO