Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars

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Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars

There are some situations in life where food becomes a haven.   It’s a been a rough week for the Bejelly household as we lost our beloved friend and dog, Yuki.  I don’t normally go into the ins and outs of everything that happens in my home.  I prefer to let the recipes be the shining star of my site however I just could not pretend everything was happy cakes and normal  in this post.

Yuki was my first dog.  My husband and I found him at the Humane Society when he was 6 months old.  He was awesome.  Sweet, smart and somehow crazy at the same time.  He loved the Little at first sight even though his experience with children was limited.  He was 11 and suffering from Cancer and we had no idea how quickly he would go downhill.

When I came up with this recipe I was thinking of him.  I didn’t just want photos and memories to serve as reminder of the years that he graced our lives.  I wanted a recipe that comforted me the way that he did.

Ok, this is all rather depressing for such a lovely recipe but I am a firm believer in celebrating the love that graced your life.   I made this with love for Yuki and I’m just happy that it  came out as delicious as it did.


Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars

Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Fudge Bars

Course: Paleo Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


Fudgy Crust

Pecan Filling

Chocolate Sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the fudgy crust combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. The mixture will be really sticky.
  3. Pour this into a grease 8" round baking dish and you will have to use a wet a spoon to spread the crust throughout the pan.
  4. In another small add the eggs, honey, sea salt, ghee and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  5. Pour in the pecans to coat and the pour this on top of the fudgy crust.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes.
  7. For the chocolate sauce, in a pan warm the coconut oil and half of the chocolate bar until completely melted. Pour over the pecan bars and let chill to set.


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  1. Tammy December 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss Kelly 🙁 I’m glad if for only a few bites the fudgy pecan pie bars gave you a bit of a pick up and helped comfort you as you remember Yuki.

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you Tammy. I know that when we have them in the future, it will be a reminder of the good times.

  2. D @ The kosher cave girl December 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Yuki, Kelly. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. BLUEFIREFLY December 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, we too lost our beloved Ursa, our Rhodesian Ridgeback mix three weeks ago today. She would have been 17 in May, such a good long life, but I still miss her every day! Thinking of you and thanking you for your wonderful recipes and blog.

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear that but from your words, it sounds like she had a wonderful long life with you. Thank you so much for your kind words.

  4. Karen S. December 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Awwwwww, I am so sorry for your loss!!!! I am sitting here with tears in my eyes!!! You and your family are in my thoughts!!! You are truly amazing!!!! It is so appreciated all that you do for all of us with your amazing recipes and by bringing us into your family by what you write!
    Thank you for thinking of all of us while you are going through such a sad time!!!!

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you Karen. It’s been a sad week but each day does get a bit better. Happy Holidays hun!

  5. Patricia December 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Being one of your “older” readers, we have lost quite a few but it never gets easier. Thinking of you. Take care.

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 23, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you so much Patricia 🙂 I really appreciate that.

  6. Sophia December 24, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I am sorry for your family’s loss of a loved pet and companion. I can sense Yuki’s sweet spirit. I hope with each passing day the pain and sorrow lessens

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 27, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Sophia. I really appreciate that hun.

  7. Maryann December 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I hope you find some comfort.

  8. Lauren December 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about yuki. I know how painful it is and understand the need to write it out. Yuki was well loved.

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 27, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Lauren. He was a blessing.

  9. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity December 29, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Aw, Kelly so sorry to hear about Yuki. I hope that those yummy looking fudgy pecan pie bars at least helped lift your spirits a bit.

  10. Angela Weaver December 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my 9 ear old rhodesian ridgeback mix to cancer. Its so unfair. I bet she had a wonderful life and was always very thankful you rescued her. Going to try the recipe soon but wanted to say how sorry I am.

    1. Kelly Bejelly December 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much Angela for taking the moment to leaving such a kind comment.

  11. Sherrie | With food + love January 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My heart hurts for you, losing a pet is just the worst.

    But luckily, these seriously look amazing; my mouth is watering, drooling on the keyboard.


    1. Kelly Bejelly January 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Sherrie. He was an amazing dog and a space in my heart is missing. The pecan bars are seriously good – like craved them constantly for 2 weeks good.

  12. Lynne January 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    What a beautiful face he has; dogs are great teachers- mine opens my heart everyday xxx

  13. Kait January 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your dog – I can only imagine how your family feels. Hopefully things are better now that time has passed some — hope you have a better new year!!

  14. Katie January 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    you had me at fudgy!

  15. Grace October 25, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Hi there! Looks like a great recipe, and I’m planning on making it for my Grandma’s birthday 😉
    Wondering- can the ghee be replaced with solid coconut oil?


    1. Kelly Bejelly October 26, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Yes, enjoy and happy birthday to your Grandma!


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