Goo Goo Pecan Bars

WRITTEN by MTeren on March 23, 2016

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April is National Pecan Month, so we’re jonesin’ to celebrate the 30-day holiday with something sweet and delicious! Instead of the obvious Pecan Pie however, we put a Pecan Goo Goo twist on classic Canadian Nanaimo Bars–but don’t be fooled by the fancy name, these are easy as pie to make!

Goo Goo Pecan Bars

Yield: 24 bars


2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies (about 21 cookies)

1/2 cup, plus 6 Tbs unsalted butter

1/4 cup flour

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup, plus 3 Tbs heavy cream

2 Tbs instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups powdered sugar

8 Pecan Goo Goo® Clusters


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bottom layer:
Melt 6 T butter. Combine cookie crumbs, flour, pecans, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Grease a 9×11 baking dish and press cookie mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Middle layer:
Using an electric mixer, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cream and pudding mix until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until fully incorporated. Spread this mixture onto the cooled bottom layer. Move dish to refrigerator and allow to chill until middle layer is firm to the touch.

Top layer:
Place Goo Goo® Clusters and 1/2 cup cream in a double boiler over medium low heat. Stirring frequently, melt until smooth and pourable. Pour melted Goo Goo’s evenly over the cooled middle layer and spread to cover. Immediately return dish to refrigerator and chill until top layer is set.

Using a sharp knife, cut into 1.5″ bars to serve. Store in airtight container.

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