Vanilla Pecan Bars
Many people have special recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. They are coveted for their sentimental value, ties to family tradition and heritage. I have been blessed to have a few of these, in addition to family keepsakes from my husband’s side of the family.
My husband’s mother has made pecan pie for special occasions for as long as he can remember. When he was grown and out on his own he asked for the recipe to carry on a family tradition…. The conversation went something like this…. "Mom, can I have the Herman recipe for pecan pie?" Her response… "Go get a pen and paper, and I will read it to you. Are you ready? Go to the store, pick up the Karo syrup and turn it around. The recipe is on the back!" I have never laughed so hard! Over the years I have come to realize why she used that recipe. It works! Actually, it works really well! I continue to use a variation of the recipe to this day, for both pies and bars.
To enhance the gooey texture and creamy flavor of the pecan bar, I choose our Organic single fold vanilla extract. Our Organic Vanilla Extract is made from a blend of select Bourbon vanillas used to create an equal balance of flavor and aroma. Premium pure vanilla extract is a complex flavor, comprised of approximately 300 individual flavor components all working together to create the rich flavor. Bold cherry-chocolate flavor characterize the proprietary blend Planifolia beans we used to create this extract. The end result is unique and balanced vanilla extract unmatched in our industry, making it our most versatile extract for any application.