Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

Passover Pecan Bars

This dessert is reminiscent of pecan pie--with the extra sweetness of maple syrup and flaked coconut baked right in.

  • Yield: 48 servings (serving size: 1 bar)


  • none Crust:
  • 1 cup matzo cake meal
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground toasted pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 none large egg white
  • none Cooking spray
  • none Filling:
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 none large egg whites
  • 1 none large egg
  • 1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare the crust, lightly spoon matzo cake meal and matzo meal into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine matzo cake meal, matzo meal, and next 4 ingredients (matzo cake meal through 1/4 teaspoon salt), stirring with a whisk; cut in 6 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 egg white, stirring just until moist; press into bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown; cool 15 minutes.

To prepare the filling, combine 1 1/3 cups brown sugar and next 7 ingredients (brown sugar through 1 large egg) in medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in coconut and pecans. Pour over the prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until set. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Cut into bars.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 89none
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 51mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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Passover Pecan Bars Recipe