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The buttery, toffee-like base is sweet and yet tamed by the nuttiness of the roasted and salted pecans on this 5 Ingredient Buttery Pecan Pie Bark. Even better, it comes together in about 15 minutes.
Trust me when I say that one piece is delicious, two are divine, and three pieces make the heavens open up and the angels sing.
Ok, that might be exaggerated (and only slightly!), but these rich pecan pie treats are INSANELY delicious.
What’s So Spectacular About This Pecan Pie Bark Recipe?
- It’s a relatively inexpensive treat to make that’s very versatile.
- These are great edible gift ideas.
- Approximately 15 minutes is all you need to make it.
- You’ll be hounded at get-togethers for the recipe, so be prepared.
Graham Crackers – No need to buy brand-name crackers. There are many store brands that will work perfectly for this pie bark recipe.
Pecans – Be sure they are roasted and salted. You use chopped or broken pieces instead of whole pecans for a more nutty crunch. I change it up and will use halved pecans or pieces.
Butter – I like to use salted butter for this recipe. Margarine will work, but the buttery-rich flavors may not come through like it does when you use real butter.
Vanilla – Adds to the depth of warm rich flavors.
Sugar – You can use white or brown sugar in this recipe. Brown sugar may make the bark a bit darker, but still equally as delicious.
How To Make This Delicious Dessert Bark
Preheat the oven and spread the crackers on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet.
In a pot combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, and pecans
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 minutes. Then add the pecans and boil for one more minute.
Remove from heat and pour evenly over the crackers.
Bake until bubbly, then remove and cool. Break it into pieces.
For a fully detailed, printable recipe card, look below at the bottom of this post.
**EAZYTIP : It’s always some extra insurance to spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray to ensure the bark doesn’t stick to the foil.
Twist Up The Recipe!
Suggestions you can use to switch up the recipe and make it your own.
Different Chopped Nuts – You don’t have to stick to just pecans. If you like walnuts, use those. Hazelnuts would be super delicious or, you could use a combination of nuts that you have on hand. Cashews, peanuts, or even macadamia nuts would work as well.
Brown Sugar – Using brown sugar would work perfectly for this recipe. Just be aware it might make the bark a bit darker in color, but the flavor would be there!
Chocolate – Try drizzling some melted chocolate over the cooled pan before you break it up into pieces.
Candies – For extra yumminess, try sprinkling some MnM’s over the bark as soon as it comes out of the oven. The pieces will soften and then harden again as the bark cools. Just like my 4 Ingredient Nutter Butter Bark Recipe, the candies add some interesting color to the bark as well!
Brussels Sprouts – Try adding some shaved Brussels sprouts to the pecan bark recipe. JUST KIDDING – don’t do that.
What Can I Serve this With?
These pecan bark pieces would be super incredible wrapped in pretty cellophane along with these 2 Ingredient Rolo Pretzel Bites, and given away as gifts for Christmas or other special times. Also, they make a great addition to a dessert treat table.
They’re also especially delicious just eaten right out of the container, (at room temperature) standing at your kitchen counter. 🙂
Honestly though, they are delightful as a snack with some coffee, or even break the pieces up further and mix them in with your homemade movie theater popcorn! (Sweet and salty for the win!)
Leftovers And Storage
Leftovers?? Haahaaa! Is there really such a thing?
However, if you happen to have some leftovers, or you want to store the fresh ones you just made, that can easily be done by keeping them in an air-tight container in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
Keep them even longer by storing them in the freezer. Wrap them in foil or parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to each other when thawing. Store the wrapped pieces in an air-tight freezer container for 4-6 months.
Do you think you’ll try this scrumptious pecan pie bark? When you do, please leave me a comment below letting me what you thought or if you have any questions!
Have a fantastic day!
- 1 cup Butter
- 1 cup Sugar
- 12 Graham crackers *see notes
- 1 1/2 cups Pecans
- 1 tsp Vanilla
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil
2. Spread crackers on the sheet, breaking any extra crackers to fill in smaller areas on the sheet.
3. In a pot combine the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
5. When it comes to a boil, then cook for 3 minutes.
6. Add the nuts and cook for another minute, still stirring constantly.
7. Remove from heat and pour evenly over the crackers.
8. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes while it gets bubbly.
9. Carefully remove from the oven and let cool completely. Break into pieces and enjoy!
1. Using roasted and salted pecans are best. The salt on the nuts helps cut the sweetness from the sugar in the recipe. Also, roasted pecans are more intensely flavored than raw pecans.
2. You may need a few more graham crackers to fill out the spaces on your cookie sheet.
2. It's important to be really mindful when you're working with hot sugar. It's hot as lava and can cause severe burns if spilled. Keep away from wearing long sleeves that can hook on pot handles, and be sure to always wear kitchen mitts to bring and remove trays from the oven. ALWAYS be sure little ones aren't underfoot or close to the hot sugar.
Serving Size1 piece
Amount Per Serving Calories 237Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 27mgSodium 127mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 2g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.