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!

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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


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


  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. 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. Allow to cool slightly then pour slowly over cheesecake layer, using a spoon to pour it over so it doesn't sink to the bottom.
  5. Bake bars in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. Slice and enjoy!

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A few of my favorite Fisher Nuts recipes:


Pecan Pie Cake: a sweet layer cake with a pecan pie filling and brown sugar frosting!


Pecan Pie Truffles: as amazing as they sound!


Butterscotch Pecan Sandies: little bites of heaven. My favorite cookie to give for the holidays!


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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49 comments on “Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars”

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. Anonymous

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

  5. 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? 

  6. Alycia McClain

    Non stick foil

  7. 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. 

  8. Anonymous

    Mine did the same thing. What went wrong?

  9. K. White

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

  10. 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!

  11. Dorothy Griggs

    Would love to make these but don’t have a food processor. can it be done another way?

    • You can either buy the already crushed graham cracker crumbs (they come in a box in the baking section), or you can put your crackers in a ziploc bag and crush them yourself with a meat tenderizer or skillet. Or you can use a blender to crush them!

  12. Dorothy Griggs

    Would love to make these but don’t have a food processor. Can it be made another way?

  13. Megan

    Made these last night for a Thanksgiving work party. They turned out incredible!! My pecan pie layer didn’t set up as well as yours did in the picture, it’s a bit runny, I think I needed to add more Pecans. Still amazing, thought! Will definitely make again!

  14. Terry

    This recipe looks delicious! I would like to double the cheesecake part. Do you have any suggestions for how much extra time I night need to cook It?

  15. Rhonda

    I made this for Thanksgiving dessert. It was a huge hit. 

  16. Helen Scott

    Would one be able to freeze these bars?

  17. I made this recipe and I won the dessert contest at my husband’s company Christmas party. The best part…the prize was $50 cash! Thank you shugary sweets!

  18. Stacey

    These are a new favorite at my house. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  19. Jessica

    What is heavy cream?To be mixed in the pecan layer.? Thats the part I’m confused on?

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