I made these pecan bars recently for a family get together. Let me tell you they were quite the hit. They really are good and so easy to make. I melted a little white chocolate and drizzled over the top after they were cooled. Makes a great presentation!
Instead of refrigerating them, you can run a spatula around the sides, place the pan in the freezer for 30-40 minutes inverting the bars on a cutting board. This makes cutting them into squares much easier!
Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, butter, granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup pecans.
Press crust mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until edges are very light golden brown.
Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour and salt in large bowl; whisk until mixed. Add corn syrup, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans. Spread evenly over hot, partially baked crust.
Bake 33-38 minutes or until filling is set, top is deep golden brown and edges are very deep golden brown. Cool completely. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into bars. Store covered and refrigerated.