So I walked into a Whole Foods Market for the first time in my life the other day.
I know, right? What is wrong with me? It made my heart jump for joy at seeing all the produce and products they have! All those ingredients on my grocery list that I have been searching far and wide for are in this one convenient store. How handy!
While strolling through the bakery, I saw their giant baked goods, all of which made my mouth water. That is where I saw the most drool-worthy pecan squares I have ever seen. I knew right there and then that I needed to recreate them at home.
After making these pecan squares, I don’t know if I’d ever want another dessert in my life. These were so good, that when I tried hiding them from myself in the fridge, I would end up walking over there without thinking to grab another square.
You’d think I would regret making these a week before I’m going to Mexico where I will be in a swim suit pretty much 24/7, but these were too good for me to care. Bikinis be damned, just pass me another pecan square!
These are the best ever Pecan Squares. Made without corn syrup and with whole wheat, these are healthier than your average pecan squares.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup salted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2/3 cup salted butter
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 3 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray an 11×7 baking dish.
Combine flours, icing sugar and 3/4 cup butter in a food processor and pulse to mix until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Let cool.
In a medium saucepan, melt the brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter and milk, and allow to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Pour mixture over crust.
Bake at 350˚F for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.