Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
9 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 3 Mins
Serves 20 (serving size: 1 bar)

Reminiscent of pecan pie, gluten-free Maple-Pecan Bars deserve a spot at your holiday dessert buffet. Use pure maple syrup to form the gooey brown sugar and pecan mixture needed to make these heavenly bars.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Line a 9-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 3

To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon white rice flour, cornstarch, and sorghum flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place white rice flour, cornstarch, sorghum flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a food processor; pulse until mixture resembles fine meal. Press flour mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until edges of crust are slightly browned.

Step 4

While crust bakes, combine syrup and next 3 ingredients (through 1 tablespoon butter) in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add pecans and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, stirring with a whisk. Pour mixture into hot crust. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pan. Cut into 20 bars.

Gluten-Free Baking

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Ratings & Reviews

Odd ingredients

August 04, 2017
And where do you get sweet sorghum flour and xanthan gum ?  Recipe sounds delicious, but without a bakers' supply nearby, you'd be out of luck.