Pecan Pie Bark

I seriously have one of the most talented food bloggers guest posting for me today while I’m off gallivanting in the beautiful Caribbean for a family vacation with Mr. Wishes’ family.  The awesome and hilarious Hayley from Domestic Rebel has become a great “bloggie” friend to me and I’m borderline obsessed with her blog.  Head over there and you’ll want to stalk follow her too!  I’ve never laughed out loud so many times reading someone’s blog as I do hers.

She is a master in the kitchen and her creative, original (and sometimes CRAZY…in a good way) recipes along with her beautiful photos are such a huge inspiration. I’m super excited to share her with you all today!

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Hellllo there!

My name’s Hayley and I blog over at The Domestic Rebel! I am so happy Ashley asked me to guest post for her today — I seriously LOVE this girl! She’s the sweetest little cupcake, has AMAZING recipes, and is such a great friend to have, even if we are separated by almost 50 states (she’s a New Yorkah, I’m a California girl!). But distance truly does make the heart grow fonder, because I know when we are united, we’re going to be attached at the hip!

Since I traveled to New York for the first time this past March, I have fallen head over heels, hopelessly in loveeeee with the State. I search for apartments on Craigslist constantly, I’m always making hypothetical online shopping carts full of furniture on IKEA’s website, and I am already perfecting my New York accent. Ashley doesn’t know this yet, but I’m pretty much moving my silly self into her home here soon.

I figure I will get along with her, Mr. Wishes, and all of New York juuuust fine. I’ll bring along a little California sunshine and all will be well in the world. Except for the fact that I will kind of miss California a little little bit. It’s been home for 22 years of my life, so leaving it won’t be super easy.

Thankfully, Ashley seems like the perfect roommate to quell my homesickness (and the perfect cook to let me eat my pain away!) Not only that, but for letting me crash her pad, I’ll make her something that reminds me of home and is one of my favorite holiday/fall/winter treats ever — my Pecan Pie Bark.

Seriously, the pictures don’t do this bark justice. It’s one of the greatest confections I’ve ever made or eaten — which is saying a lot! It’s only four ingredients, is made in minutes, and makes the perfect gift for friends, family, coworkers, or for your stomach on a cold wintery night :) with the soft crunch of the spiced graham crackers, the buttery caramel sauce glistening over the top and those salty, roasted pecans, this bark will put you in your happy place no matter where that may be!

Pecan Pie Bark (The Domestic Rebel

Pecan Pie Bark

2 sticks butter
1 cup white sugar
1 & 1/4 cups pecan halves
About 2 pkgs (approx. 12 sheets) honey graham crackers

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Lay your graham crackers tightly across the area of a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet. Trim any crackers to fit the sides of the pan if needed. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, bring the butter, sugar and pecans to a boil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Carefully (and evenly) pour boiled mixture over the entire plane of graham crackers, spreading pecans around evenly. Immediately pop graham crackers into the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
3. Allow graham cracker bark to cool completely before breaking into pieces and storing airtight.

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This bark is one of my family’s favorite treats during the holiday season. I was actually introduced to it by my ex-boyfriend’s mother who made it all the time during the holidays to bring to church. Unfortunately for the church, I inhaled most of the bark before anyone even knew it was there, but at least someone enjoyed it, right? ;)

Thanks again for reading, and pop on over to say hi anytime!!

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

66 Responses to “Pecan Pie Bark”

  1. November 18, 2013 at 3:52 AM #

    Delicious guest post Hayley, this bark is the perfect way to cheat when there is no time for delicious pecan pie :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  2. November 18, 2013 at 6:19 AM #

    Ashley I hope you have an amazing time! Hayley this bark looks amazing! This is definitely something I must try!!

  3. November 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM #

    This sounds SO good!! It would be SO perfect for an easy Christmas dessert. I’ll have to keep this one in mind :).

  4. November 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM #

    LOVE HAYLEY! And I can’t wait for her to move to this coast!

    and omg pecan pie bark for the wiiiiin. SO yummy and so cute!

  5. November 18, 2013 at 3:51 PM #

    These Pecan Pie Bark looks awesome! I want some like, right now! Enjoy your time off and have fun!

  6. Esther Sweet
    November 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM #

    I SO want to make these, but we don’t get Graham’s crackers here, in the UK. I foresee lots of experimenting to find a good alternative!

    • Addie
      January 6, 2014 at 6:46 AM #

      Saltines!

  7. November 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM #

    Lovely guest post, I’m loving how delsih this bark sounds ;)

  8. November 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM #

    Oh wow! I think I might like this even more than pecan pie and it’s one of my favorite things!

  9. Donna Bonne
    November 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM #

    My husband is a Pecan Pie lover that married into a Pumpkin Pie family. I think I will make this next week to satisfy his cravings.

  10. November 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM #

    I’m so glad you posted this recipe because it sounds better than pecan pie and more giftable.

  11. November 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

    I’d love to bite off a piece of that pie bark! Yum!

  12. November 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM #

    This bark is genius! Love it! I am actually dreaming about moving to CA and trying to make it a reality, though I feel your pain that after 23 years in MI, it’s going to be a bit tough to move. But I know it will be worth it.

  13. November 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

    How delicious! Great treat.

  14. November 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

    This looks amazing! Pecan pie…sold.

  15. November 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM #

    Pecan pie bark? Terrific idea! And terrific guest post – thanks so much.

  16. November 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

    Oh my gosh, pecan pie bark??? I want some of this asap! I loveeee pecan pie … and this bark sounds so deliciously addicting!

  17. November 21, 2013 at 4:48 PM #

    Fabulous bark recipe, Hayley! When I first saw these barks becoming popular, I knew they’d go viral and become a newfangled holiday classic. Thanks for sharing, girl, while Ashley is on vacay!

  18. November 24, 2013 at 12:51 AM #

    This is a fantastic spin on a delicious pie! I can picture how crunchy they would be and sweet and a sweet ending to a meal. I am doing a bit of a thanksgiving round up and will give you a shout out in a bit! Have a super day. BAM

  19. Courtney
    November 24, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

    Could you use brown sugar instead of white sugar or is the white sugar important?

    • November 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM #

      I’ve never tried it with brown sugar and I’m always afraid to alter recipes LOL You can definitely try it but I can’t say for sure it would taste the same!

  20. Kathy
    November 24, 2013 at 11:16 PM #

    Why are they pictured in a muffin pan? The recipe has nothing to do with that.

    • November 25, 2013 at 1:12 PM #

      I’m guessing to get them to stand up so you can see the top??? :)

  21. Shirrell
    November 26, 2013 at 10:59 AM #

    Has anyone tried it with cinnamon graham crackers?? Just wondering how that would taste.

    • November 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM #

      I haven’t but I don’t see how you can go wrong with that!

  22. November 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM #

    Hi,
    I made your pecan pie bark today and I am wondering if I cooked it long enough? I followed your recipe and boiled the sugar, butter and pecans for 3 minutes and even after baking it still appears white and grainy like maybe the sugar didn’t cook through? Is this normal or can you clarify if your mixture is clear or cloudy when you pour it over the graham crackers? Taste okay, but I think it would taste better if it had a smoother less grainy texture? Also, did you chop your pecan halves, as yours appear smaller than mine?

    • November 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM #

      I will ask Hayley and get back to you! It’s her recipe! :)

  23. Sharon S
    November 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM #

    Mine turned out similarly grainy…but I am going to use it as a garnish on vanilla ice cream so I think it will be well received…would like to add it to my holiday cookie gift packages though so any advice regarding making it less grainy next time would be great. Still yummy, btw…

  24. November 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM #

    Mouth-watering….. And I still haven’t found pecans in Portugal. Not fair, simply not fair! :)

    • November 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM #

      Thanks! Awww no pecans?? That’s not even right!

  25. Barbara
    November 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM #

    There is a similar recipe for toffee bark that includes one stick of butter and 3/4 cup of brown sugar that does not turn out grainy. Brown sugar seems like a good fit for pecan pie since it can produce a taste of molasses.

    • November 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM #

      I love this idea!

  26. December 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    This looks so delicious.

  27. Marlee
    December 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

    Just made these for a cookie/candy swap this coming Saturday. They taste pretty good but they don’t look anything like the picture. The sugar mixture is very cloudy, what did you do to make it clear? Would like to make another batch for the party…help!

    • December 4, 2013 at 11:53 PM #

      I’m glad they tasted good but I’ll have to ask Hayley if she has any tips on making it come out clear! I haven’t tried this one myself (YET!) :)

    • Sherri
      December 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM #

      Marlee, I think I am going to try the suggestion above from Barbara to use brown sugar on my next batch, as I think the cloudy, grainy texture is a result of using white sugar. I also read a recipe that suggested, placing your pecans on top of the graham crackers, melting the butter then adding the sugar, stirring until it boils, then pouring over the pecans before baking. In my first batch, my pecans did not adhere to the graham crackers after cooling, I tried to melt all three ingredients at the same time? Does anyone know if it matters if you use salted or unsalted butter? Has anyone tried a sugar substitute for a more diabetic friendly version?

  28. candi
    December 7, 2013 at 6:57 PM #

    If it is griany, it probably needs to cook a little longer, cooking times can vary depending on your elevation. Also, cooking with gas vs. electric cooktops,I cooked something similar here and the recipee called for 7 minutes after boiling. I had to cook it 10 to get to the correct stringing stage.

  29. Maureen
    December 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM #

    Can you use the cinnamon grahams?

  30. December 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM #

    Thank -you for a delicious recipe that doesn’t cost much to make. We live paycheck to paycheck and these are easy to fool people into thinking their was more put into them then is! I have been giving them out for Christmas presents….God Bless & Merry Christmas!

    • December 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM #

      Aww thank you! Merry Christmas and God Bless you, too!!!

  31. Maria Bernwinkler
    December 17, 2013 at 8:01 PM #

    I made this and it did not look anything like the picture. It is whitish and the pecans don’t stick to the graham crackers??? When cooking, the mixture was almost foamy and white. What is it supposed to look like before pouring? By the way, mine did not pour it kind of plopped out and did not cover the crackers evenly.

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM #

      I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you! I had a lot of people say it turned out perfectly. Unfortunately, this is a guest post so it’s not my recipe and I have yet to try it out myself…therefore, I have no tips to give you at this time :( So sorry.

  32. Donna
    December 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM #

    My first batch is cooling now – I used a professional size half-pan which took a few more graham crackers, so I upped the butter, sugar, and pecans just a little. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla, just because… I laid the honey grahams on half of the pan and cinnamon grahams on the other half. The next batch will have either honey or cinnamon (whichever I like best) and chocolate. I might also try a few tablespoons of Bourbon or Amaretto in one of the batches…. It smells so good and I’ll post again once they’re done.

    • December 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM #

      You have such great ideas!! Wish I thought of that! :) Yes, please let us know when they are done and how you like them.

  33. Donna
    December 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM #

    Well, like many others mine came out grainy and some of the pecans don’t want to stick. I’m going to increase the sugar/butter mixture to start. I believe that the candy needs to be at a full rolling boil for 3 minutes, high heat, to get it to the correct stage. Even though my mixture was boiling I wasn’t medium heat. I might try with brown sugar for the next batch. The mixture in the center of the crackers seem to be holding together it’s just the edges… extra goodies for me!
    BTW, it tastes great! I will be adding Bourbon to the next batch.

    • December 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM #

      I’m glad you got them to work out!!! I wanna try your bourbon batch! LOL

  34. December 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM #

    Pecan Pie bark theres were easy and they are amazing yes it tastes like a pecan pie :) will add these to my Christmas baking list every year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • December 20, 2013 at 4:52 PM #

      Thanks so much for letting us know!!!

  35. December 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM #

    the first few times i made this it was perfect. last few times it sort of foamed up on the crackers what did I do wrong?

    • December 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM #

      I’m not sure, Charlotte!! I’m going to try to look into that for you!

  36. Patti
    December 21, 2013 at 4:11 PM #

    Hi Ashley,
    Joe (my Joe) found your recipe and he is running out to get pecans right now so he can make this. It looks delicious, we love all your recipes!!! Thanks for sharing such great food! You know it must be good for my husband to want to make it himself :)

    • December 21, 2013 at 4:27 PM #

      That is awesome! I was so excited to see a comment from you :) :) Just made my day. I hope you like the bark!

  37. December 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

    Love this recipe! Just wonderful! Nettie

    • December 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM #

      Thank you soo much!

  38. lydia guidry
    December 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM #

    I made this for a Christmas party Saturday night and all I can say is it was the talk of the party!!! Everyone loved it and it was the only thing that was eaten in it’s entirety…..it is a must have from now on. Thank you so much for posting!

    • December 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM #

      Lydia thanks so much for coming back to let me know! I’m so glad it worked out so well for you ! Merry Christmas!

  39. Becca
    December 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM #

    I just made this with the cinnamon graham crackers and brown sugar and it worked out really well. It didn’t end up being grainy and all my pecans stuck no problem. Just thought I’d let you guys know that it works with the little modifiers you have been talking about! It is really yummy! I may have snuck a piece before it was fully cooled and it was super good.

    • January 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM #

      Becca – thanks for letting us know! So glad it worked out well for you and thanks for the tip about the brown sugar :)

  40. Jackie
    January 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM #

    yum yum and yum!!!!!!!!!

    • January 14, 2014 at 6:32 PM #

      Thanks for coming by, Jackie!!

  41. Dot
    March 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM #

    Hi Esther Sweet–I would suggest you try digestive biscuits. I think, if memory serves me right from being raised in Scotland, that they are very close. Only problem would be that digestives are round. Or would there be an American store in your area. Good luck as these sound delicious.

  42. Chris
    March 11, 2014 at 9:00 PM #

    I tried these today.
    It did not turn out well at all.
    I wondered when I was cooking butter and sugar and the pecans– I think it would be best to add pecans later— and I’m wondering if brown sugar would be better.
    I wish I had read some reviews before I tried this recipe.
    Reviews where people made the recipe…….

    • March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM #

      Aww Chris I’m sorry this didn’t turn out for you. I’ve heard a lot of people say brown sugar worked really well. I, myself, have not tried this recipe as this was a guest post from another blogger, but I’ve had countless people tell me it turned out great for them. Wish I could be more help!

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