Pecan Bars Recipe #CookwithSpreads

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever.

Confession: For years I have been terrified of the kitchen. I was a self-proclaimed horrible cook for the first several years of my marriage. If it didn’t come from a box or can, it didn’t get made. Then not long ago we started looking at ways to improve our lifestyle and save a little money along the way. One of the methods that have proven to be the most successful was my cooking most if not all meals for my family from scratch. Yes, it takes time and patience {something I am short on}, but the rewards are so great. Seeing my family all sit down together and enjoy a meal at the table knowing it was made of my own hand is just euphoric.

Food and family truly come together in Crock Country by helping make good habits more delicious. Both I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Country Crock spread also has 70% less saturated fat than butter and 30% fewer calories. Both I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and Country Crock are available at Walmart, they are budget priced and when cooking with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, I really cannot tell the difference in it’s flavor vs real butter. My family and I have been very happy with the changes and hope that you will consider a few along the way.

Remember small steps to a healthier lifestyle. Small steps…

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Crust Ingredients

  • 1/2 Stick I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Dash of Salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

Directions:

Prep:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare 8 in. baking pan with either non-stick cooking spray or grease pan with a light coating of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and flour.

The Crust:

  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, then fork melted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter into the dry mixture until well crumbled.
  • Take crust mixture and press into pan evenly {using fingertips is the easiest method}
  • Bake for 8 minutes

Crust Prep

The Filling {create while crust is baking}:

  • Wisk together I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, flower and egg until well blended.

Now let’s bring it all together:

  • Evenly spread chopped pecan over top of the baked crust.
  • Pour in filling mixture
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes

For best results allow to cool at least 1 hour before serving. Makes 6 nice size servings.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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