Ooey-Gooey Pecan Squares


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into small chunks
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2.In a medium bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, the granulated sugar, and butter; mix well until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Press crumbs evenly into bottom of baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix brown sugar and remaining 1/2 cup flour. Add corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and salt; whisk until thoroughly combined. Let stand until crust is baked.

4.Stir in pecans and pour evenly over crust. Bake an additional 40 to 45 minutes or until set in center. Let cool, then cut into squares and serve.