Pecan Spice Bars with 
Brown Sugar Frosting

Pecan Spice Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting

Snack bars full of spice and nuts.  Iced with a tasty Brown Sugar Frosting, below.

1

cup

chopped pecans

4

ounces

15

grams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

cup 

plain flour 

5

ounces

145

grams 

tsp

baking powder

 

 

1.2

ml

tsp

baking soda

 

 

0.6

ml

 

tsp

salt

 

 

0.6

ml 

tsp

nutmeg

 

 

2.5

ml

tsp

cinnamon

 

 

2.5

ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cup

butter

4

ounces

115

grams

cup

light brown sugar

6

ounces

170

grams

cup

granulated sugar (caster)

2

ounces

55

grams

2

large

eggs

 

 

 

 

Tbs

Golden syrup (corn syrup)

 

 

15

ml

1

tsp

vanilla

 

 

7.5

ml

Preheat oven to 350F [175C].
Toast pecans 5-8 minutes.  Let cool.
Prepare 8" [20 cm] or 7” x 11” [18 cm x 28 cm] pan by lining with foil.

Whisk together dry ingredients & set aside.

Cream together butter and sugars.
Add eggs and beat well.  Blend in vanilla.
Stir in dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in pecans.

Spread into prepared pan and bake 28-33 minutes.
Remove pan to rack & cool completely.
Lift cake out of pan by foil.  Carefully peel off foil.

Brown Sugar Frosting

2

Tbs

butter

 

 

30

ml

cup

brown sugar

2

ounces

 55

grams 

2

Tbs

 milk

 

 

30

ml

1

cup

icing sugar

3

ounces

 85

grams 

tsp

vanilla

 

 

2.5

ml

35

 

pecan halves

 

 

 

 

Heat butter, sugar & milk and stir until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat & let cool 5 minutes.
Add icing sugar and vanilla and beat until spreadable.
If icing seems too thin, cool further by setting the bowl in another bowl of ice water.
Spread over bars and top with pecan halves.
Cut into squares.

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