With the holidays just around the corner, these healthy pecan pie bars are a recipe that’s sure to surprise and delight any guests that stop by for a visit. These healthy pecan pie bars are buttery, caramelly and super tasty!
I love when I’m baking or cooking and the house just smells like the holidays – it always puts a smile on my face. It just isn’t the holidays without pecan pie, is it? It’s one of my favorite desserts at Thanksgiving.
But, there’s no nice way to say this…it’s a little heavy and calorie laden.
I know a lot of people are looking for healthy dessert alternatives for the holidays (I did an Instagram poll asking what types of holidays recipe people were looking for, and the #1 response was healthier treats!)
Then I was flipping through the pages of the cookbook Cooking that Counts (1200-1500 calorie meal plans from the editors of Cooking Light) and spotted this beautiful recipe for maple pecan bars, clocking in at 149 calories.
I’ve made many many recipes from the cookbook, and they all come out great. These healthy pecan pie bars were no exception.
They’re chewy and taste just like a pecan pie!
I made these bars for a housewarming party and they all got eaten, no one even knew they were on the healthier side!
These healthy pecan pie bars are a wonderful addition to any holiday party and offer a healthy alternative for a holiday treat!
I made these in a 9 x 13 dish for more bars, they'll be thinner. Recipe adapted from the Cooking that Counts cookbook
Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149 Total Fat: 6.2g Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 1g
I made these in a 9 x 13 dish for more bars, they'll be thinner.
Recipe adapted from the Cooking that Counts cookbook