Pecan Pie Bars

The Powells of Texas are “a cookin’ bunch of people,” says family member Kay McKee. So McKee asked everyone for favorite recipes and family stories, and published a cookbook. Not surprisingly, given the family’s roots in the heart of Texas pecan country, more than a few of the recipes feature pecans. This is just one of them. From Kay McKee


2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (10 ounces, or about 2 cups) almond brickle chips, such as Heath Bits O' Brickle
1 cup chopped pecans


Mix together the flour and powdered sugar. Chop in the butter, until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Press into a 13x9-inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool. Mix together the filling ingredients, and pour on top of the cooled crust. Bake for an additional 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool before cutting into bars.

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Makes about 30 bars.

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This is the BEST recipe. If

This is the BEST recipe. If you are out there Kay McKee I would love to buy a copy of your family cookbook you mentioned above. I tell you these are EASY to make and they are wonderful. I make them almost every time I have a family function and they are the BIGGEST hit.
Thanks so much for posting & sharing your family recipe.

These were GREAT! Easy to

These were GREAT! Easy to make, and delicious to eat! I will make these again and again and again... Thank you!