Every year, I have visions of Hallmark-esq holiday get-togethers that include all of my loved ones, cozy fires, and delicious food. Unfortunately, the reality never quite lives up to that. But one thing that never disappoints is this pecan pie bark! This easy pecan dessert recipe only requires 5 ingredients and 18 minutes to pull off!
Full disclosure, holiday gatherings usually feature me running around like a chicken with its head cut off. In an attempt to mitigate that, I’m always on the lookout for easy xmas recipes that won’t leave me waist deep in dirty dishes. One of my standard go-to easy Thanksgiving recipes, which actually works great for any gathering, is pecan pie bark.
This pecan pie bark is a twist on traditional pecan pie, and while I’ll never turn down a slice of pecan pie, this pecan dessert recipe does have a few notable advantages. For instance, it’s easier to feed a crowd with pecan pie bark than pecan pie. In addition, pecan pie bark is easier to transport than a bunch of pies.
Some other things I love about this easy Thanksgiving dessert is that it’s easy to break up into small pieces, meaning you can satisfy your sweet tooth with just a small bite. (Good luck with that!) Plus, it’s just easier to eat. There’s nothing quite like trying to balance a plate of pie, a knife, and a fork while standing up chit-chatting at a party, am I right?
Oh, and of course, this pecan dessert recipe is tasty. As you probably suspected from the name, this pecan pie bark tastes pretty similar to pecan pie. The graham crackers really absorb the flavor making it melt-in-your-mouth good. Seriously, I dare you to stop at a single bite!
Plus, as I mentioned, it’s easy to make. You can make this pecan pie bark in under 30 minutes, so if you need a homemade dessert in a hurry, this dish definitely fits the bill. 🙂
If you aren’t the most experienced or shall we say, graceful cook, this pecan dessert recipe should definitely be in your cookbook. It doesn’t involve any complex steps. Trust me, you’ll be hard pressed to get this easy Thanksgiving dessert wrong!
Pecan Pie Bark Ingredients
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 graham crackers
1 1/2 cups pecans, halves or whole
Heavy bottomed pot
Pecan Pie Bark Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Spread graham crackers out on baking sheet.
Note: Break them apart if you need to to make them fit.
3. In a large heavy bottomed pot, combine sugar, vanilla, butter, and pecans.
4. Over medium-low heat, bring pecan pie bark mixture to a boil.
5. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
6. Carefully pour pecan dessert mixture over graham crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
7. Bake for 8 minutes.
8. Allow to cool before breaking this pecan dessert into pieces. Enjoy your pecan pie bark!
Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on How To Make Pecan Pie Bark.
More Easy Thanksgiving Desserts and Recipes
Okay, this pecan pie bark is delicious but it probably shouldn’t be the only thing you serve for dinner! Here are some other easy Thanksgiving desserts and recipes you can whip up.
Warning: Freebie Finding Mom cannot be held liable for the wellbeing of any diet that comes into contact with her delicious foods. Proceed at your own risk. 😉
- Turkey cheeseball recipe
- Turkey meat and cheese tray
- Easy pumpkin cheesecake
- Frozen yogurt bark – This is a great healthy dessert option!
- Mom’s fantastic holiday fudge
Do you know of other fantastic holiday recipes that should be on my menu next to this pecan pie bark? Please share in the comments!
Pecan Pie Bark
Pecan desserts don’t get much easier or more delicious than this Pecan Pie Bark. Simply smother graham crackers with a combination of butter, sugar, vanilla, and pecans, bake for 8 minutes, and cool. That’s it! This pecan dessert recipe is guaranteed to be a hit at your next holiday party.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 graham crackers
- 1 1/2 cups pecans, halves or whole
- 1 baking sheet
- Aluminum foil
- Heavy bottomed pot
- Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Spread graham crackers out on baking sheet. Note: Break them apart if you need to to make them fit.
- In a large heavy bottomed pot, combine sugar, vanilla, butter, and pecans.
- Over medium-low heat, bring pecan pie bark mixture to a boil.
- Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Carefully pour pecan dessert mixture over graham crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Allow to cool before breaking this pecan dessert into pieces. Enjoy your pecan pie bark!
Betty arbogast says
Looks delicious, can’t wait to make them.Betty
Marie Ano says
Hope you like it, Betty. 🙂
Candy coveney says
How do you store
Yum! I made this on a regular Saturday night because I found pecans in my pantry! You forgot to mention just how good this smells while you are making it – I had to chase off my husband and son, lol. Waiting for it to cool off was sheer torture so I stuck it in the freezer for a bit. This is just wonderful! I wasn’t sure about the graham crackers but they completely change when it’s finished and really does remind me of pie crust. The only thing I think I’ll do differently is bake it a bit longer or maybe I need to cook the pecans and sugar on the stove a bit more because things did soften up a little after a couple of hours. So good though – thanks for posting this!
Marie Ano says
So glad to hear you all loved it, Kirsten! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Great recipe! Made for my brother’s birthday tomorrow! He loves pecan pie!
Marie Ano says
Thanks, Karen! Hope your brother liked it! 🙂
Amanda Pope says
My family and friends just loooooove this recipe thanks for posting it for all to enjoy
Marie Ano says
Thanks, Amanda! I’m so glad that you all enjoyed it! 🙂
Karla King says
This is “sinful” you cannot eat just one piece. A very easy recipe and SO delicious!!!!!!
Marie Ano says
Indeed! I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂
Trying this for Christmas gifts
Marie Ano says
Thank you! Hope you like it! 🙂
Vicki Sidenbender says
I’m not a pecan pie person but the husband loves it. Could I sub different crackers like Ritz or Saltines?
I would think so. Sounds delicious!. Let me know how it turns out.
Looks amazing! How should these be stored, and for how long will they remain safe to eat?
Do you use unsalted or salted butter?
Darlene Ernst says
I have better luck with a candy thermometer than timed cooking. Any idea what stage =this should be when it’s done?
Have you ever tried cinnamon graham crackers?
yum! That sounds delicious. I haven’t tried it before.
Excited to make this as neighbor Christmas treats! How many days does it keep for, if I am prepackaging them to hand out over a few days?
Did you use salted or unsalted butter?
How do you store them and how long are they good?
I want to make them before Christmas.
What’s the best way to store this wonderful bark.
I made the pecan bark pie and added coconut after it baked! It was awesome!
Kim Lewis says
Wow! This is so perfect! My husband and I are big chocolate fans so we threw a few chocolate chips on top of half the recipe and we both agreed the chocolate chips actually took away from the perfectness of the recipe.
Easy to make and delicious!