Pecan Pie Bark

Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness. I am about to share one heck of a treat with you, my friends!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to make a little treat to bring to my mom’s yesterday for her big dinner. I’m not much of a whiz in the kitchen, but I do like to bake so I was on the hunt for something simple but also a little different. I didn’t want to just make a pumpkin pie – or pumpkin anything, for that matter.

I guess this is where I should let you all in on a dirty little secret I have…

pumpkin nope

I. HATE. PUMPKIN.

For reals. I don’t want pies or muffins or cupcakes or lattes or ANYTHING that tastes like a freaking PUMPKIN! There are OTHER fall things to eat, you know! Why does the world see the mercury drop and run for the pumpkin patches?! No thank you. None for me.

So, for my little baking party I was looking for a recipe that didn’t involve our friend Mr. Pumpkin. I wanted it to be fitting for Thanksgiving though, so when I stumbled across this recipe for Pecan Pie Bark I was smitten! I lovvvvvvvvvvvve pecan pie, so when you combine that with how quick and easy bark is to make, it was a no brainer.

Pecan

Ingredients

– 2 sticks of butter
– 1 cup of white sugar
– 1 & a quarter cups of chopped pecans
– enough graham crackers to cover your baking sheet (I came up slightly short)

My assistant baker, Callum.  He loves to help, and I let him because he's the cutest.

My assistant baker, Cal.
He loves to help, and I let him because he’s the cutest.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and while it’s heating, chop up the pecans. (I used my Ninja and simply used a pulse motion until they were the consistency I wanted, but how big or small you want them is up to you.) Line your pan with foil and give it a spray so nothing sticks. Make sure your crackers are as edge to edge as possible:

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In a large sauce pan, combine the butter, sugar and pecans. Bring it to a boil while stirring constantly and let simmer for three minutes.

Yup... that's just a bunch of buttery sugary pecanny goodness right there.

Yup… that’s just a bunch of buttery sugary pecanny goodness right there.

After three minutes, remove it from heat and immediately pour it evenly over the crackers, spreading with a spatula, and pop it into the oven. Bake it for 8 minutes, and then let cool COMPLETELY before breaking it up into bark.

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It kind of looks like risotto here… but it’s not.

Awwww, there we go. Delicious, pecan pie bark that uses four ingredients and takes ten minutes to make!

Perfection.

Perfection.

It doesn’t get much easier, OR much yummier. This one was a hit… I think I even have a few people anxiously awaiting this posting today so they can try it out themselves! I don’t want to know the calorie count of this one, so please don’t make me figure it out… lol. Just make it and enjoy! It would be a great treat to give as a gift, bring to a dinner or just to have as a dessert at home.

When my husband tried it he said, “It tastes like Christmas.”
I will take that as a compliment.
xoMB

 

Comments

    • Mary Beth says

      Awesome idea, Marjorie! I will be doing the same.. it’s just so quick and easy. I bought my ingredients at Bulk Barn (even the crackers!) so it was inexpensive too. If you wrapped them up and tied them with a Christmas ribbon it would be adorable.

  1. JoDi says

    Oh my, that looks good! I’m going to try this when we have our family over in a few weeks.

    Don’t let the crazy ladies on GOMI get to you hun! They have nothing to do now that YHL went dark, and they’re just looking for new people to pick on. Of course, commenting over there will probably increase your traffic over here so have at it if it helps your stats and ad revenue! 😉

    • Mary Beth says

      You’re so sweet. Thank you! I don’t have ads here right now so there’s no revenue to speak of.. lol. I just had to say my wee piece. You’re right, YHL has left a “snark hole” haha.
      Let me know how the bark turns out – it’s SO good!
      :)
      MB

  2. kim says

    i don’t comment much, but btw, don’t let those gag-ladies get to you. like most bullies, they thrive on attention, so any response only feeds that. reading/responding will accomplish nothing FOR YOU, only for them. don’t give them that power over you. ig-nore. do your thing. you are funny, and kinda interesting when you let loose and don’t worry about who thinks what.

    This sounds wonderful – will DEF try it at our TGiving in a few weeks, Thanks!

    • Mary Beth says

      Thanks Kim! You’re right… it never helps to respond. I agree. Hope you like the treat – I don’t think I can make it again for a while because it disappeared REALLY fast. Mostly because of me. LOL.
      MB

  3. Kelly says

    I’m going to be honest — I came over here from yhl gomi at first but came back as an interested reader. I’m all for supporting my fellow moms who try to balance kids, having nice $hit (or at least $hit we like that represents our style or makes us hate our house less … Whatever) and harboring sanity. It’s a team effort if you ask me.

    Also, I’m so making this. First batch for myself “to test,” of course 😉

    • Mary Beth says

      I think yours might be my favourite comment ever. LOL… thanks, Kelly. I really appreciate that. I also agree – I think us moms really do need to support each other, it’s part of why I’m here.
      Also, the bark is ridiculous. Make it and eat it all while no one is home. You know, to test it. lol.
      MB

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