Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook 35m Additional 1h 30m Ready In 1h 75m
Servings 16 pieces Calories 151.9

These squares are my husband’s favorite. We get some real, pure maple syrup from back home in Ontario, Canada, and they are just to die for. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Combine the flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar in a mixer. Mix in the softened butter until a dough has formed. Press into an ungreased 8x8-inch baking dish, and prick with a fork.
  3. 3 Bake the shortbread in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. While the shortbread is baking, beat the egg in a mixing bowl along with 1/3 cup brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans. Pour the pecan mixture over the hot crust, and return to the oven. Continue baking until firmed, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and immediately run a knife around the edges to prevent sticking. Cool completely, then cut into 1-inch squares to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 151.9
  • Carbohydrate 18 g
  • Cholesterol 26.9 mg
  • Fat 8.6 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 48.3 mg
  • Sugar 11.3 g


  1. The topping softened the shortbread too much and almost felt like it was uncooked. It was good but I wouldn't use this recipe again. I would probably double the pecan.
  2. AMAZING! I am going to make these again for sure! The only thing i changed was the pan i used. I didnt have an 8x8 so i used my cupcake trays. this recipe makes 12 cupcakes size discs. they were a perfect 2 bites and best of all i used cupcake liners so i had - Read more ...
  3. Excellent! Here are my additions: 1). doubled batch; 2). used 1/3 brown and 1/3 white sugar in the dough; 3). added 1/3 c. shredded coconut and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the topping; 4). lined the pan with foil and lightly coated with Wilson's Cake Release; 5). Immediately after removing from oven I sprinked lightly and - Read more ...
  4. These are rediculously delicious! Made a double batch and gave half to my coworker for her birthday. Good maple syrup is key to this recipe for a strong maple flavor. Only thing I'd do differently next time is to line the pan with parchment paper. I thought a quick spritz of cooking spray would suffice...I - Read more ...
  5. These are little buttery bites of heaven! I now print off copies of the recipe before taking the bars anywhere to save my 16 year old from having to write the recipe out in multiples. I've made them twice now, the first time I followed the recipe to the T and the second time I - Read more ...
  6. Sooo tasty and seriously so simple it shouldn't be baking legal! I've made this both with pecans and walnuts and its equally as good to us. The only thing I really have to add is that I have started adding just a pinch of salt to the egg mixture and would like to reiterate what - Read more ...
  7. Made this exactly as written, except for the addition of 1/2 tsp maple extract to give it a more distinctive flavor. My husband loved these. Tastes a lot like pecan pie tarts. Next time I'm planning on substituting some white sugar because it was a little too caramel tasting for my liking. I also lined - Read more ...
  8. I doubled the recipe and used a 9x13 pan and substituted an extra tablespoon of maple syrup for 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar. SO GOOD.
  9. @larkspur for the maple flavor you must use pure syrup i find that store bought stuff isn't very good. Not sure what you used but thanks for your compliment:) Glad you enjoyed them
  10. These are absolutely delicious bars! The amount of pecans is perfect, the filling was just slightly gooey, and the shortbread base is so buttery and delicious. The only thing wrong with these is that the maple flavor isn't all that present...you can taste a delightful hint of it in the bars, but they aren't extremely - Read more ...

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