How can you go wrong with Bacon Pecan Bars for the Dads and Grandpas in your life? You may want to save this one for Father’s Day, they are that good. On a recent trip to visit my Dad, I wanted to bake him something that he hadn’t tried before, but contained all the flavors and ingredients he loves. Bacon and Pecan. The saltness of bacon and the textural crunch of the pecans is a winner every time. The bacon in this recipe definitely provides the salt kick needed to balance the sweetness of the filling. The first step in making these amazing bars is roasting the bacon and pecans in the oven. Once the pecans were roasted, I increased the oven temperature to 400° and continued to roast the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. I roasted an entire pack of bacon so I had extra left over for breakfast the next morning. As seen in the video, the two part process, crust and filling, is simple to whip up and assemble. The hardest part might be waiting for the bars to cool and set before cutting into them and serving.
Of course my toddler was so excited to make something for “Papa” and visit him on Cape Cod. We travel down to see him every month or two since my son was born so they have built quite a bond. Our recent visit was in February, so these Bacon Pecan Bars were perfect treat after a brisk walk on the beach. Store in an air tight container and enjoy over the course of a week.
Recipe Adapted From: Pecan Pie Bars from Five Heart Home