Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars – a fun and delicious version of pecan pie, these bars are decadent, sweet, and incredibly easy to prepare. They’re the perfect treat for a crowd, too!

For more holiday dessert recipes, be sure to check out my Southern Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Sandies, and Caramel Apple Cheesecake.

a stack of three chocolate pecan pie bars

Do you have a favorite dessert? I do. It’s my mom’s homemade chocolate pecan pie. Whenever I get to see her (which isn’t often enough) she always makes one for me, and it just gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling of “home.”

a bite taken out of a chocolate pecan pie bar

We are separated by about 900 miles, with her back in the Georgia and me out here in Texas. Missing family is one of the hardest things about living this military life, and sometimes you just need a little piece of comfort food to ease that ache of homesickness that comes around.

a white baking pan full of pecan pie

This recipe is a lot like my mom’s chocolate pecan pie, and I like it because it lends well to sharing. These can be made ahead and cut into bars to take to get togethers, potlucks, bake sales, holiday dinners, etc. And they’re pretty great for just enjoying all by yourself, too.

Ingredients for Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • eggs
  • white granulated sugar
  • light corn syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped pecans
  • semi sweet chocolate chips

ingredients laid out to make pecan pie bars

How to Make Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars – Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat oven
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan  with cooking spray and set aside.
 
Step 2: Make crust
 
Combine flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup softened butter in a medium sized bowl and beat with an electric mixer until crumbly. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
 
a crust in the bottom of a white baking pan
 
Step 3: Make filling
 
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, corn syrup, and melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
 
a bowl of pecans, chocolate, and eggs
 
Step 4: Bake
 
Pour over top of warm crust. Return pan to oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until filling is set.

a white baking pan full of pecan pie filling with a rubber spatula

Step 5: Cool

Allow to cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars.

a white baking pan full of pecan pie

Tips and Notes

How to Store Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

If you are serving these bars the same day, store in an airtight container on the counter. After that, they need to be stored in the fridge. 

Do Pecan Pie Bars need to be refrigerated?

Yes, due to the use of eggs in the filling these chocolate pecan pie bars should be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days.

bars filled with pecans and chocolate cut in squares

Can you freeze Pecan Pie?

Yes! Pecan Pie and Pecan Pie Bars can definitely be frozen. Prepare and slice the bars as directed. Cover the bars tightly in a container with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the chocolate pecan pie bars overnight in the refrigerator before serving. 

a stack of three chocolate pecan pie bars

Can these Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars be made gluten free?

Yes! In order to make these bars gluten free, you will need to swap out the flour for your favorite gluten-free flour. I would recommend one of the blends from either Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour

bars filled with pecans and chocolate cut in squares

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a stack of three chocolate pecan pie bars
4.89 from 26 ratings

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars – a fun and delicious version of pecan pie, these bars are decadent, sweet, and incredibly easy to prepare. They're the perfect treat for a crowd, too!

Ingredients

To make the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

To make the filling:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup softened butter in a medium sized bowl and beat with an electric mixer until crumbly. Press evenly into bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, corn syrup, and 2 Tablespoons melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Fold in the pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the filling over the top of the warm crust. Return pan to oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until filling is set.
  • Allow to cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars.

Notes

  • How to Store: If you are serving these bars the same day, store in an airtight container on the counter. After that, they need to be stored in the fridge. 
  • Do Pecan Pie Bars need to be refrigerated? Yes, due to the use of eggs in the filling these chocolate pecan pie bars should be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • How to freeze: Prepare and slice the bars as directed. Cover the bars tightly in a container with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the chocolate pecan pie bars overnight in the refrigerator before serving. 
  • How to make the bars gluten free: In order to make these bars gluten free, you will need to swap out the flour for your favorite gluten-free flour. I would recommend one of the blends from either Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 397kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 182mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 2.2mg
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