Pecan Shortbread Bars

Fast and simple Pecan Shortbread Bars are rich and buttery with caramel flavor from the brown sugar in the recipe. Great addition to your holiday cookie platter!

Pecan Shortbread - The Foodie Affair

Happy Halloween!! I hope by the time you read this your little zombies and princesses are resting quietly, and everyone had a great time trick or treating!

Friends, this year I did not make one cute Halloween treat or cocktail to share. I had a couple of recipes in mind, but that’s where they stayed, right  in Sandra’s great ideas & I gotta try this file. By the way, there is no such semblance of an organized paper filing system. My catalog is my brain packed with all types of scattered lists and to do reminders!

Pecan Shortbread - The Foodie Affair

Instead of making an orange, black, green or gushy blood-like food item, I made these Pecan Shortbread bars! Even if these didn’t get added to your Halloween must try list, these bars will be awesome to make in the coming weeks as we head towards more holiday cheer.

I appreciate quick and easy bar recipes, especially as I ramp up my baking quota and pack goodies up to share. These bars have warm undertones of caramel flavor from the brown sugar that you’ll love. I cut them in different sizes; bite size and some rectangular pieces and found that they freeze beautifully too!

Pecan Shortbread - The Foodie Affair

Pecan Shortbread - The Foodie Affair

Pecan Shortbread Bars

Buttery pecan shortbread bars are rich and delicious treats that you will want to add to your holiday cookie try.
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan shortbread, pecan shortbread bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1 stick 8 tablespoons butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix together the flour, butter, brown sugar and pecan until the dough comes together (best to use your hands).
  • Pat the dough into an ungreased 9-inch square pan. Every 1 1/2 – 2 inches pierce the top with a fork.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the shortbread has browned lightly. Cut while still warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g


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  1. What a brilliant idea! I love pecan but I haven’t made any desserts with pecan lately, thanks for the reminder Sandra. It’s about time I try my hand on something new, as your delicious recipe