Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars

The layers on these Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are incredible! One tasty bite and you’ll fall in love!

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Incredibly delicious, Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect recipe for your holiday dessert table!

***This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am excited to be a partner in creating delicious recipes, all opinions are 100% my own***

It’s seriously hard to believe Thanksgiving is this week, and suddenly Christmas is only a month away!

I love this time of year. I just wish it would slow down a little bit! If it were my decision, I would put my Christmas decorations out on November 1st, because I want to enjoy the season as long as possible! And let’s face it, once Christmas is over, it just becomes a chore to put everything away.

However, my husband is all about ONE HOLIDAY at a time. No decorations before Thanksgiving.

Incredibly delicious, Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect recipe for your holiday dessert table!

Fortunately, I’ve got all my kids on my team, and we secretly sneak items onto coffee tables, end tables and our mantel.

This year though, BONUS, my husband traveled for work last week. Our motto was, “when Scrooge is away the family will play.” We pulled out ALL but the Christmas tree. haha, surprise!!

I’m married to a wonderful man, he took it quite well. Actually, I think maybe he liked that he didn’t have to help.

But, we are hosting Thanksgiving in our house, so I do have to hammer down and focus on that holiday (even though my house is decorated for Christmas). I blame it all on blogging. We start recipe testing peppermint recipes in July you guys. I’ve got Valentine’s recipes under my belt for 2016. The struggle is real.

Incredibly delicious, Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect recipe for your holiday dessert table!

Needless to say, these Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect THANKSGIVING treat. Or any holiday really. They are layered with a thick graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake center and then topped with a gooey, caramelized pecan pie layer (made with Karo light corn syrup) on top!

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Incredibly delicious, Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect recipe for your holiday dessert table!

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 24 large bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus 4 hour chill time

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 18 full size grahams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake layer:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the pecan pie layer:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup KARO light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Fisher Pecan Halves, chopped

Directions:

  1. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse graham crackers with sugar until fine crumbs. Add in melted butter and pulse until combined. Press into bottom of baking dish, firmly, using the palm of your hand (or bottom of a cup). Set aside.
  3. For the cheesecake filling, beat cream cheese with sugar, eggs, and vanilla using the whisk attachment of an electric mixer. Beat until fluffy and smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Pour over graham crust. Set aside.
  4. Bake bars in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, add the pecan pie layer.
  5. For the pecan pie layer, heat brown sugar, KARO corn syrup, cream, butter and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil for 1 full minute. Remove from heat and add in vanilla and chopped pecans. Pour slowly over cheesecake layer.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. Slice and enjoy!

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Incredibly delicious, Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars are the perfect recipe for your holiday dessert table! A graham cracker crust, topped with cheesecake and caramely pecan pie makes this a showstopper dessert recipe! #thinkfisher

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37 comments on “Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars”

  1. Mir

    My dad and I used to use my mom’s business trips as an excuse to eat stuff she wouldn’t allow in the house, and our motto was pretty much the same as yours: when the cat’s away, the mice will play!
    I’m glad your husband took it well. Mine wouldn’t have even noticed, so score one point for a husband who sees the house is different!
    These look incredible. I’m all about cheesecake bars, and I’ve been enjoying all the Fisher’s recipes! Glad there are more to come!

  2. I’m the same way! I’ve been sneaking Christmas decor out since Halloween – but surprise surprise! My husband is WAY into it this year and I’ve had to stop him from putting the tree up!

    Love the bars! I’m thinking I may skip the cheesecake I had planned for Thanksgiving and make these instead!

  3. We were just having the same discussion this weekend. As I was putting away the Halloween stuff, I asked if I could just get the Christmas stuff out now. The whole family vetoed it! 🙁 These Bars are PERFECT for Thanksgiving and for feeding a crowd! 

  4. I don’t think there could be a more perfect dessert than cheesecake and pecans!
    ~Liz

  5. These are just gorgeous!!  Fisher Nuts are the best!

  6. Now I don’t have to choose between pecan pie and cheesecake! I like the way you think 😉

  7. These look amazing! I’m not usually a fan of nuts, but I think I need to try these out!

  8. Oh my these look delicious Aimee! I’m a huge pecan pie fan, so I know I’m going to LOVE these! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. It all happens so fast, it’s ridiculous! You have combined two of my favorite desserts here, this looks amazing Aimee! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family xoxo

  10. Ha, we just stuck our toes in the water the other day, one little decoration. Jordan’s been chomping at the bit! Also, why have I never made cheesecake pecan pie before? AMAZING.

  11. There is so much to love about these gorgeous bars! Love the pecan pie and cheesecake combo – amazing! Pinned! 

  12. I`m cheesecake fanatic and I can say that this is one of the most interesting recipes that I`ve ever seen. I`ll definitely try it 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing it with us 🙂

  13. I’m with your husband on the one holiday at a time, Aimee… My kids were in a Christmas parade last Saturday downtown. Just felt like it should somehow be a Thanksgiving parade…  These bars look over the top amazing. I have a similar recipe minus the cheesecake. But that cheesecake….. wow!

  14. I need these in my life, today. And I love that you put your tree up while your husband was gone — too funny! Ben would probably be happy about avoiding that tastk too.

  15. I’m so impressed you already have Valentine’s Day recipes ready! I need to get on it! The layers on these bars look soo incredible!

  16. I’m afraid I might be a bit of a scrooge!! I hold off on Christmas cheer until the day after Thanksgiving! Whoops 🙂 These bars look like the PERFECT Thanksgiving treat (LOVE that you used a graham cracker crust here.) YUM.

  17. Forget pie, I want these cheesecake bars for Thanksgiving dessert!

  18. Oh my that looks so good!! I love love love cheesecake anything!! 

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  19. Becky

    This recipe is a keeper.  Oh my, if you like pecans and you like cheesecake this is THE recipe!!  Thanks so much.  I know this will be a hit on the Christmas buffet. 

  20. Sheryl

    @Jess it looks like there is a layer between the crust and the cheesecake layer. I’ve been trying to figure that out before attempting to make these because your are right it is be a very expensive dessert to fail.

  21. Bj

    I know my comment is really late…..but I want to make these for the 4th of July. My best guess is that you have to let the hot Carmel pecan layer cool before you pour it over the cheesecake layer. Has anyone else made this recipe?

  22. Anonymous

    What is the substitute  for pecan if it is not available?

  23. Monica

    These are so amazing – have made them twice now. But I have had such trouble with them sticking to the parchment paper. Any tips or suggestions? 

  24. Alycia McClain

    Non stick foil

  25. Hazel

    Would this happen if you don’t whip the cheesecake layer til “fluffy”?   I’ll find out soon, because I want to make this for Christmas. 

  26. Anonymous

    Mine did the same thing. What went wrong?

  27. K. White

    If anothee batch is made, can the leftovers be frozen?

  28. Anonymous

    Does the recipe REQUIRE the use of kosher salt, or could I replace with a different kind of salt? It’s the one thing i totally forgot to pick up at the store and didn’t realize until the day of planning to make them!

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