Grandma’s Pecan Rum Bars

“My grandmother handed down the recipe for these gooey bars that we all love. The candied cherries are a must.” —Deborah Pennington, Falkville, Alabama

Grandma’s Pecan Rum BarsTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2dozen 20minutes 1hour + cooling
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
1hour + cooling
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. Sprinkle 3 cups pecans over a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture, beating well.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Combine candied fruit and remaining pecans. Spread fruit and pecans evenly over creamed mixture; press gently to help mixtures adhere. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Sprinkle rum over the top; cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 401 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fibre), 4g protein.