Loretta Lynn’s Pecan Honeymoon Squares (Pecan Pie Bars)

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By Tiffany
March 20, 2024


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A delightful twist on the classic dessert, these squares feature a buttery shortbread crust topped with a gooey, pecan-filled filling, perfect for any occasion.

How to Make Pecan Pie Bars and Squares

Oh, my word! This vintage pecan pie bar recipe that I found is absolutely delicious! It was titled Loretta Lynn’s Pecan Honeymoon Squares – and intrigued me from the get-go.

Who is Loretta Lynn?

Loretta Lynn was a legendary American country music singer-songwriter who made music for over 60 years. Born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932, Loretta began singing at a young age and went on to become one of the most successful female artists in country music history.

Her distinctive voice, authentic lyrics, and relatable storytelling have made her a beloved figure to generations of fans. Known for hits such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),”

pecan pie bars recipe

I wasn’t able to find out why this recipe was called Loretta Lynn’s Pecan Honeymoon Squares. However, my best guess is that it showed up in a magazine or other print. From there, it was used in random households around the country.

If you’re a fan of pecan pie, you’ll definitely love this tasty treat. It’s also easier to throw together than making a pie. You won’t have to deal with a traditional pie crust – and you can whip this up quickly!

pecan pie bars recipe

I have no idea why the word “honeymoon” would be in the title either.

In the end, this is a pecan pie bar – and it is yummy!

I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

pecan pie bars recipe

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pecan pie bars recipe

Enjoy and happy baking!

How to Make Pecan Pie Bars

pecan pie bars recipe

Pecan Pie Bars

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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 80kcal
A delightful twist on the classic dessert, these squares feature a buttery shortbread crust topped with a gooey, pecan-filled filling, perfect for any occasion.


Bottom Layer (Crust)

  • ½ Cup butter or lard
  • ½ Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsps milk

Top Layer

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsps all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1⅓ Cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Cup pecans, chopped


Bottom Layer (Crust)

  • Preheat oven to 325℉
  • In large bowl, mix butter, and brown sugar
  • Mix in flour and salt
  • Stir in milk
  • Press into prepared 9x9 baking dish
  • Bake for 20 minutes

Top Layer

  • In large bowl, beat eggs. Mix in brown sugar, and vanilla
  • Mix remaining ingredients in
  • Pour and spread over baked bottom layer
  • Return dish to oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • Cut into bars and serve



Calories: 80kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 10g (3%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 3g (5%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 23mg (8%)Sodium: 115mg (5%)Potassium: 46mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 37IU (1%)Vitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 16mg (2%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, American South
Keyword: Bars, dessert bars, pecan, pecan bars, pecan pie, pecan pie bars, pecan recipes, pecans
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