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Halloween Dessert: Pecan Pie Bars

Bourbon, brown sugar and rich caramel make the perfect on-the-go treat this fall.

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Ingredients
For crust
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
For filling
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 c. packed dark brown sugar
1/3 c. honey
2 tbsp. bourbon
2 tbsp. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 c. pecan halves, roughly chopped
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Lightly coat 9- by 13-in baking pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment, leaving an overhang on two long sides; spray parchment.
  2. Make crust: Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and gradually mix in flour until small clumps form. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Using fork, poke holes all over then bake until light golden brown, 20 to 25 min. Let cool while making filling.
  3. Make filling: In small saucepan on low, combine butter, sugar, honey, bourbon, heavy cream and salt. Increase heat and bring to a boil; boil for 2 min. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, then fold in pecans.
  4. Pour mixture over baked crust, return to oven and bake until nuts are golden brown and edges are bubbling, 25 to 30 min. Let cool completely in pan, then use overhangs to transfer to a cutting board and cut into pieces.

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