Pecan Pie Bark
Every year, I have visions of Hallmark-esq holiday get-togethers that include all of my loved ones, cozy fires, delicious food, and of course, rich hot chocolate. Unfortunately, the reality never quite lives up to that. Generally, holiday gatherings include me running around like a chicken with its head cut off and dirtying every dish I own. In an effort to mitigate the chaos, over the past few years, I’ve started planning my holiday meals, including dishes I’ll need to take to someone else’s gathering, well in advance. This means, in the months leading up to the holidays, I become hyper food aware. I scour my go-to sites for tasty and easy holiday recipes that won’t leave me pulling my hair out and waist deep in dirty dishes. My latest find? 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 (you hear that mom!), this pecan pie bark 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 like about this pecan pie bark is that it is easy to break up into small pieces, meaning you can satisfy your sweet tooth with just a little bite (good luck with that!) 🙂 , and it doesn’t require a knife and fork to eat. There’s nothing quite like trying to balance a plate of pie, knife, and fork while standing up chit-chatting at a party, am I right?
Most importantly, this pecan pie bark is tasty and easy to make. 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 fits the bill.
Note: If you’re looking for something even sweeter than pecan pie bark for your dessert consider Mom’s Fantastic Holiday Fudge Recipe. Yum!
If you aren’t the most experienced or shall we say, graceful cook, this pecan pie bark recipe should definitely be in your cookbook. On top of being easy to make, it doesn’t involve any complex arrangement. You’d be hard pressed to get this recipe wrong. If you’re looking for other impressive looking but secretly easy holiday recipes be sure to try this:
- Turkey cheeseball recipe
- Turkey meet and cheese cracker platter
- Christmas tree and snowman cheeseball recipe
- Christmas tree cheese platter
One last tip, I wouldn’t make this pecan pie bark too far in advance otherwise when you go to get it out of the pantry, you may realize your family has devoured every last crumb! 🙂
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 mixture to a boil.
5. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
6. Carefully pour pecan mixture over graham crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
7. Bake for 8 minutes.
8. Allow to cool then break 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.
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!
Warning: Freebie Finding Mom cannot be held liable for the wellbeing of any diet that comes into contact with her delicious food related Pinterest boards. Proceed at your own risk. 😉
- 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 mixture to a boil.
- Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Carefully pour pecan mixture over graham crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Allow to cool then break into pieces. Enjoy your pecan pie bark!