Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x13x2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, making sure the foil completely covers the sides of the pan with about 2 inches folded outside over the edges. Spray the bottom and sides of the pan generously with nonstick cooking spray.
Prepare the Crust:
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter or two knives held together to cut in the margarine until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pour crumbs into the prepared baking pan and press down evenly and very firmly, making sure to press the mixture all the way to the edges of the pan. Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes until firm and very lightly browned. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside.
Prepare the Topping:
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and nondairy milk until foamy. Stir in the dark brown sugar, brown rice syrup melted margarine, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Fold in the pecans and pour the mixture onto the crust using a spatula to spread the topping evenly.
Return the pan to the oven and bake for 28 to 30 minutes, or until the filling is rapidly bubbling. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes, then move it to the refrigerator to finish cooling and setting. Chill for at least 2 hours or, even better, overnight.
To slice completely cooled bars, grab hold of the foil and carefully lift the whole thing out of the pan and onto a heavy cutting board. Peel away the foil and cut bars with a heavy, sharp knife.
Variation: Salted Caramel Pecan Bars
RIght after the bars are out of the oven and the topping is still hot, sprinke the surface very sparingly with your favorite coarse ground gourmet salt. Cool and sliced as directed.
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (35g)|
|Recipe Makes: 16 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 90 (52%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 10g||13 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.9g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 205.9mg||7 %|
|Potassium 82.4mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 18.8g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.8g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 17.1g|
|Protein 2.8g||4 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 172
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.
There are no reviews yet. Be the first!