Golden Pecan Bars

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix (pudding added version)
  • 1 cup ground or finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped Texas Pecans
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 egg whites


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 inch pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and margarine and beat at low speed until crumbly.  Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs for topping. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of prepared pan. In same large bowl, beat ground pecans, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and egg whites on highest speed for 4 minutes. Pour evenly over crumbs. Combine 1/2 cup reserved crumbs and chopped pecans, and sprinkle over egg white mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool completely, cut into bars. Yields 36 bars.