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OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars

Brownies are one of my favorite types of dessert bars, but some times (not often) I like to branch out to see what the world of non-chocolate bars holds for me.

Oh hai, OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars!

Brown Sugar Butter Bars

As y’all know, I never met a recipe I can’t adapt or change to my family’s preferences.  This is one of those recipes. (can’t. stop. changing. things.)  Since Girl is not a huge chocolate fan, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that will give her a YIPPIE!

To the recipe!

OMT’s Salted Brown Sugar Butter Bars


  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature (1)
  • 2 1/3 cups of brown sugar, not packed
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Toast pecans, then cool and chop. Set aside (2)
  2. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla. (3)
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together and then add to sugar mixture gradually.
  5. Stir in pecans
  6. Pour into a 9x13 buttered pan. (4)
  7. Bake @350° for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Cool a bit before cutting into bars.


1: I typically take a stick of butter right out of the fridge, throw it in my KitchenAid mixer and set on high to mix/soften when I'm in a time-crunch.

2: I toast in a toaster oven set on 400°-425° for a few minutes (don't burn them!).

3: I find adding the vanilla with the butter and sugar allows a richer vanilla flavor.

4: You might question if you need a 9x13 pan (I did), because it doesn't look like the batter will fill it. It does.

Adapted from Night Owl Corner's Brown Sugar Brownies

After I made them, I couldn’t resist eating one hot right from the pan.  It made me wish I had ice cream in the house, because the hot bar + ice cream would have been to die.  So good.

After I took pics of the bars for OMT!, and they were completely cool, I ate a couple more and decided the next time I make them, they’ll get a topping.  Say like a light cream cheese frosting or maybe a slather of melted chocolate chips or caramel. (can’t. stop. changing. things.)

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If you or the kiddies aren’t fans of nuts, I feel certain you could omit them and still have a pretty good bar.  Although, the nuts, especially when toasted, add a complexity of flavor that I loved, so I’ll be leaving them in.

For a non-chocolate bar, I was happy to have made these.  They are very Sea Salt Caramelesque and as usual, I like ’em frozen.  Now you go make them for your non-chocolate lover and see if they don’t agree.

Happy Baking, y’all!


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Wednesday 18th of March 2015

Pinned!! Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week and please come share and link up with me now!! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 18th of March 2015

Hope you like them!

Carrie Groneman

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for linking up at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you bring by next week - and I want to make a batch of my own by then, lol. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 18th of March 2015

Make 'em...stick 'em waaay back in the freezer...never tell anyone. ;)

Jennifer S.

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Holy Yum! These look DELICIOUS!!

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Sooooo. Delicious.


Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Now this is what I like! Starting the day, still in my jammies, finding a yummy looking recipe and knowing I've got ALL the ingredients waiting - just steps away in the kitchen! I can almost taste these, as I've had a similar treat before, and boy was it good! Thanks for sharing your personalized recipe!

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Enjoy, Joyce!


Monday 16th of March 2015

They sounds so nice I would love to give them a try.

Patti Tucker

Monday 16th of March 2015

We had some from the freezer last night...still good!