04/18/2016 Pecan Pie Surprise Bars

Pecan Pie Surprise Bars

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
½ cup butter or margarine melted
1 egg

1 cup pecans, chopped

Filling:
2/3 cup reserved cake mix
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 ½ cup dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup oatmeal, optional

Grease bottom and sides of 9 X 13 pan.
Reserve 2/3 cup dry cake mix for filling.
In large bowl, combine remaining dry cake mix, butter, and 1 egg. Mix until crumbly.
Press in pan and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown about 12 minutes.
Sprinkle with pecans.
Combine filling ingredients and beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until well combined.
Pour over partially baked crust.
Return to the oven and bake until filling is set, approximately 45 minutes.
Cool and cut into bars.