Mr. Food: Ooey-Gooey Pecan Squares Ooey Gooey Pecan Square

When Thanksgiving dinner has you feeling too stuffed to eat a whole slice of pecan pie, these Ooey-Gooey Pecan Squares are absolutely perfect. They have all the yumminess of a pecan pie, but they’re easier to make, serve, and portion into smaller pieces if needed. Everyone will love how ooey-gooey-good these are!

What You’ll Need

  • 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 sticks of cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, the granulated sugar, and butter; mix well until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Press crumbs evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix brown sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup flour. Add corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and salt; whisk until thoroughly combined. Let stand until the crust is baked.
  4. Stir in pecans and pour evenly over the crust. Bake an additional 40 to 45 minutes or until set in the center. Let cool, then cut into squares and serve.


You can serve these with some whipped cream or your favorite ice cream!