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Pecan Pie Bark

This Pecan Pie Bark is perfect for anyone who is a fan of the humble pecan pie. Perfect to snack on or even make as DIY gifts for friends and family. An amazing recipe that you can whip up easily.

This is a delicious crunchy treat for anybody who loves Pecan Pie- all your favorite pie flavors are now transformed into fantastic Pecan Pie Bark!

When it comes to pecan pie many people love making it, but find that it does require a bit of extra effort in the kitchen. So what if we told you that you can get all of the flavors of your beloved pecan pie in less than 30 minutes?

Well, this is your answer. Needing only minutes of prep this nutty pecan pie bark gives you all of the flavor of the pie without the effort. 

You can knock up a big batch of this easy pecan pie bark recipe this holiday season and have it on hand whenever you have a sweet craving or want to enjoy a sweet treat. This graham cracker bark also makes the perfect DIY gift for your friends and family.

If they love pecan pie as much as you do then you know this will be an awesome gift this Christmas. 

If you really love the flavor of pecans and have a sweet tooth then you must try the Texas Mini Pecan Pie Tarts. They are super delicious and really easy to make. You will love them!

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Why You’ll Love This Pecan Pie Bark

  • Super tasty - you can’t go wrong with a chocolate and nut combination. 
  • Easy to make - This will be made up in no time at all. 
  • Kid-friendly - An ideal snack that the kids will love
  • A handful of ingredients - no need to rush out to the grocery store with a long list. You will likely have these simple ingredients in your pantry. Bonus!

Ingredients Needed

  • Graham cracker squares 
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Pecans
  • Dark chocolate
Ingredients needed to make pecan pie bark.

Helpful Tools

2-quart Saucepan or similar

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Parchment paper

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Rimmed baking sheet

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Mason Jars for Storing or Gifting

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How To Make The Pecan Pie Bark

  1. First of all, gather all of your ingredients together. Next up, prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will stop the bark from sticking to the pan.
  2. Pop graham crackers onto the baking sheet. Make sure to spread them out as evenly as possible. This makes the base of graham crackers for your bark.
  3. Now prep the topping. Melt the butter in a saucepan at medium heat. Then add the brown sugar and combine butter together to bring the caramel mixture to a boiling point. Make sure to stir continuously for around two minutes to ensure that the ingredients have combined and melted. You also don't want anything sticking to the bottom of pan or even the sides of the pan.
  4. Take the medium saucepan off the heat and add the pecans. Stir to make sure that the pecan pieces are coated. You will want it to look golden brown. This will be a hot mixture so be careful when handling it.
  5. Pour and spread the pecan mixture evenly on top of the graham crackers. Make sure to scrape the edges of pan to get all of the pecan mixture.
  6. Now for the chocolate. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Use a microwave-safe bowl and check at 30-second intervals so that the chocolate doesn’t burn. 
  7. Drizzle the dark chocolate over the bark and then chill in the refrigerator until the mixture has hardened.
  8. Peel parchment away and then break bark into squares and enjoy these delicious treats. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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Recipe Variations

Want to make this gluten-free? You can replace the regular graham crackers with gluten-free graham crackers instead. 

Add a different flavor? You could also use cinnamon graham crackers, honey graham crackers, or chocolate coasted graham crackers for a sweeter and more in-depth flavor for this bark. Maple syrup could also be a great addition mixed into the pecans

Want to make it boozy? This is not for kids, but you could add a couple of tablespoons of bourbon to make an adults-only version. Yum!

Can’t get any pecans? Don’t worry! While this recipe is based on pecan pie, you could make this bark with any nuts you have in your pantry. Stir in some chocolate chips as well to enhance the flavors. 

Want to make this extra chocolatey? Why not stir in some Nutella to the melted chocolate mix? The nutty and rich chocolate will really enhance the flavor. 

Don't want to use chocolate? You could drizzle caramel instead. This would make a delicious caramel-pecan pie bark.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure to mix continuously for 2 minutes after boiling to ensure the brown sugar and butter are combined well; this way the two don’t split when pouring over the graham crackers.
  • You need to ensure that you line your baking sheet with parchment paper. This will stop the pecan pie bark from sticking to the pan. 
  • Make sure you use fresh pecans. This bark will be at its best when using fresh nuts. 
  • If you haven't got any parchment paper then you could use aluminum foil instead.
  • It is best to use unsalted butter for this recipe to maximize the flavors.
  • Using a rimmed sheet pan helps you to build up your pecan pie bark without it overflowing.
Pecan pie treats in a jar.

Storage

If you have any leftovers of this perfect creative dessert recipe or you have made some to give out as gifts for the family, you need to ensure that they are refrigerated in an airtight container or zip-lock bag. You can also add them to mason jars. 

As a gift, these look perfect broken up into a mason jar and using a ribbon to tie a bow around them. Make sure you stick on the label with the date they were made and what they are. 

Looking down on pieces of bark treat that are pecan pie flavored.

FAQ

What does pecan pie taste like?

Pecan pie is the perfect combination of nutty pecans mixed with flavorsome chocolate. It is a wonderful sweet dish and this pecan pie bark taste really captures the flavor but with a different texture and makes a fun snack. This bark really takes on the sticky sweetness of pecan pie perfectly.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Absolutely! You could make this a couple of days before you needed it. Just make sure you store it correctly.

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Other Nutty recipes 

  • Best Butter Pecan Ice Cream - This easy Butter Pecan No Churn Ice Cream recipe is so easy to make that the kids will be asking to make it themselves and it’s so simple, you’ll never run out of ice cream in the freezer anymore.
  • Peanut Butter S’mores Pie - This fantastic dessert is a childhood classic treat- graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows! You can’t go wrong.
  • Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate - Make your rich and creamy Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate from the comfort of your own home with only a handful of ingredients for a delicious treat. 
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Pecan Pie Bark

This is a delicous crunchy treat for anybody who loves Pecan Pie- now transformed into fantastic Pecan Pie Bark!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 15 graham cracker squares 1 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate melted

Instructions

  • First of all, gather all of your ingredients together. Next up, prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will stop the bark from sticking to the pan.
  • Pop graham crackers onto the baking sheet. Make sure to spread them out as evenly as possible. This makes the base of graham crackers for your bark.
  • Now prep the topping. Melt the butter in a saucepan at medium heat. Then add the brown sugar and combine butter together to bring the caramel mixture to a boiling point. Make sure to stir continuously for around two minutes to ensure that the ingredients have combined and melted. You also don't want anything sticking to the bottom of pan or even the sides of the pan.
  • Take the medium saucepan off the heat and add the pecans. Stir to make sure that the pecan pieces are coated. You will want it to look golden brown. This will be a hot mixture so be careful when handling it.
  • Pour and spread the pecan mixture evenly on top of the graham crackers. Make sure to scrape the edges of pan to get all of the pecan mixture.
  • Now for the chocolate. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Use a microwave-safe bowl and check at 30-second intervals so that the chocolate doesn’t burn.
  • Drizzle the dark chocolate over the bark and then chill in the refrigerator until the mixture has hardened.
  • Peel parchment away and then break bark into squares and enjoy these delicious treats. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Notes

    • Make sure to mix continuously for 2 minutes after boiling to ensure the brown sugar and butter are combined well; this way the two don’t split when pouring over the graham crackers.
    • You need to ensure that you line your baking sheet with parchment paper. This will stop the pecan pie bark from sticking to the pan. 
    • Make sure you use fresh pecans. This bark will be at its best when using fresh nuts. 
    • If you haven't got any parchment paper then you could use aluminum foil instead.
    • It is best to use unsalted butter for this recipe to maximize the flavors.
    • Using a rimmed sheet pan helps you to build up your pecan pie bark without it overflowing.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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