Chewy Pecan Squares...or Triangles
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24 squares
Drop dead delicious chewy pecan squares - a little bit cookie, a little bit candy, and a whole lot of buttery, rich goodness!
  • 1¾ c. flour
  • ⅔ c. powdered sugar
  • ¼ c. cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. unsalted butter, cold, diced
  • 1¼ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. light corn syrup
  • ¼ c. unsalted butter
  • 4 c. coarsely chopped pecans
  • ½ c. cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick foil, leaving about 1" of overhang.
  2. Blend the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and process until the mixture clumps together. Pour into the baking pan and press evenly. Bake until the crust is light golden, about 25 minutes. Lower the oven heat to 325º.
  3. Meanwhile stir the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils. Add the pecans and cream and boil until it thickens slightly. Stir in the vanilla and pour over the baked crust.
  4. Return the cookies to the oven and bake until the caramel is darker and bubbles thickly, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool completely. Use the foil to lift the cookies out and cut into squares, then into triangles, if desired.
Recipe by The Chronicles of Home at